News | Business in the Community Northern Ireland
  • 17 Jul 2024
    King Charles III Honours Vyta At King’s Awards Reception At Windsor

    The Newtownabbey-based company was recognised in May for its excellence in sustainability

  • 08 Jul 2024
    AG Launches EPDs for over 370 Products

    Fivemiletown headquartered Paving and Building Products firm, AG, has reinforced its position as a market leader in sustainable construction through the publication of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for over 370 of its products.

  • 05 Jul 2024
    All-Ireland Climate Action Pilot Programme for SMEs

    Scope 3 emissions remain by far the most challenging area for meaningful decarbonisation.

  • 04 Jul 2024
    Liberty IT to host free event to support DEI journey of local businesses

    LIBERTY IT in partnership with Working with Pride has announced the launch of a free event aimed at helping local businesses and organisations advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.

  • 03 Jul 2024
    Translink support for Live Life Wellbeing as major rail project concludes

    As part of Translink’s ongoing programme of community initiatives in partnership with local organisations in the Lisburn area, connected with the recently concluded Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR) project, support has been given to Live Life Wellbeing Centre, a local charity working with young people with additional needs.

  • 02 Jul 2024
    Ulster Bank triples support for entrepreneurs

    150 places available on Ulster Bank’s Accelerator Programme but deadline to apply is fast approaching.

  • 21 Jun 2024
    Asda Northern Ireland delivery drivers wear ‘Happy to Chat about the game’ badges to help tackle loneliness during summer of sport

    Ahead of the busy sports calendar this summer, Asda has relaunched it’s ‘Happy to Chat’ initiative, which offers its delivery drivers in NI the option to add a ‘Happy to Chat about the game’ badge to their uniform to let customers know they’re happy to have a quick chat with them whilst their shopping is being delivered.

  • 18 Jun 2024
    Housing Executive inspiring students across NI

    NIHE welcomed students from several secondary schools across Northern Ireland as part of its Work Inspiration event.

  • 17 Jun 2024
    ABP recognised for developing next generation of Agrifood

    ABP Angus Youth Wins ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year’ Award

  • 12 Jun 2024
    Northern Ireland workplaces unite to encourage more active and greener travel

    Over 70 workplaces across Northern Ireland have already signed up to the 2024 Active Travel Challenge taking place throughout June.

  • 12 Jun 2024
    Prestige Insurance Holdings recognised for employee benefits

    Prestige Insurance Holdings (PIH) was delighted to be crowned Winner of the Best Employee Benefits Programme – Large category at last night’s Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards.

  • 12 Jun 2024
    AG Exceeds Carbon Reduction Goals Amidst Rapid Expansion

    They have reinforced their position as a market leader in sustainable construction by reducing its carbon footprint by over 47%.

  • 12 Jun 2024
    Ulster Bank team members take up the baton for local charities to celebrate Team GB partnership

    Team members from Ulster Bank are participating in a UK-wide baton relay to raise funds for charity in the run up to Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

  • 06 Jun 2024
    Phoenix helps to fuel the Grand Opera House Family Festival!

    Belfast’s Grand Opera House has launched its Grand Family Festival in partnership with Phoenix Energy, which will run from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 August 2024.

  • 06 Jun 2024
    200 leading NI employers gather to address workplace wellbeing

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI), in partnership with wellbeing brand Elemis and local engineering company, Hutchinson, hosted a half-day conference to inspire employers to network and explore the challenges and opportunities facing their business in creating a positive and healthy workplace.

  • 28 May 2024
    New partnership to support climate-conscious NI organisations to meet emissions targets

    EY joins responsible business network Business in the Community NI as a partner on the collaborative Business Action on Climate campaign.

  • 24 May 2024
    Active Travel Challenge 2024 – Sign up Now!

    This June people across Northern Ireland are encouraged to leave their car at home and take part in the 2024 Active Travel Challenge in a bid to be more sustainable, save money and to boost physical and mental health.

  • 23 May 2024
    Translink is Buzzing about Biodiversity

    It’s annual Biodiversity Day, May 22nd, and Translink’s biodiversity team are busy bees monitoring pollinators.

  • 21 May 2024
    Big awards announcement for responsible business

    Finalists in the 2024 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland have been announced, at a breakfast event with sponsors, partners and judges hosted by Belfast-based radio station and Awards media partner U105.

  • 14 May 2024
    AG Crowned Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Year

    They have been honoured for their strides in sustainability at a prestigious awards ceremony in Belfast.

  • 08 May 2024
    AIB launches 2024 ‘€1 Million Fund’ to support charities
  • 08 May 2024
    Henry Brothers honoured with King’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development

    Leading contractor Henry Brothers has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

  • 08 May 2024
    Henry Brothers honoured with King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development

    Leading contractor Henry Brothers has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

  • 08 May 2024
    Vyta wins King’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development

    Vyta receives highest business honour as one of four Northern Ireland companies to win a King’s Award for Enterprise and one of two to win in the 2024 Sustainable Development category

  • 03 May 2024
    Hughes Insurance becomes first NI organisation awarded ‘Healthy place to work’ for third time

    The insurance firm is leading the way for workplace health and well-being initiatives

  • 02 May 2024
    Ulster Bank helps school children make sense of money

    Education Minister, Paul Givan MLA, has attended a financial literacy lesson at a local primary school.

  • 30 Apr 2024
    Public, private and voluntary sector organisations join forces to boost software skills in North and West Belfast

    Telefónica Tech, Impact Training and Queen’s University Belfast give 16–19-year-olds the opportunity to work towards a career in IT

  • 30 Apr 2024
    Power NI and NOW Group announce training partnership

    Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading electricity supplier, has launched a new initiative with local charity, NOW Group

  • 30 Apr 2024
    Environment Minister opens annual Survey focused on building greener and more sustainable businesses

    The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Andrew Muir MLA, has launched the 26th annual NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • 29 Apr 2024
    Last call to nominate local community heroes

    Deadline for Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank approaching

  • 24 Apr 2024
    Ulster Bank extends charity partnership with Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

    Ulster Bank has announced plans to extend its charity partnership with the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and has committed to another year of fundraising for this service.

  • 22 Apr 2024
    SONI to play a critical role in delivering Minister’s Economic Vision

    Minister for the Economy voiced importance of innovation in renewable energy during visit to SONI Control Centre

  • 10 Apr 2024
    Business in the Community NI recognised as a Gold Carbon Literate Organisation

    Business in the Community NI (BITC) has been accredited as a Gold Carbon Literate Organisation, highlighting the responsible business network’s dedication towards tackling climate change, reducing its organisational carbon emissions, and its commitment to working towards a zero carbon future.

  • 09 Apr 2024
    RiverRidge Fundraising for NI Children’s Hospice Reaches £90k

    Leading waste management company supports local children’s charity

  • 22 Mar 2024
    SONI: Acceleration Required to Deliver on Ambitious 2030 Energy Targets

    Northern Ireland Affairs Committee visits HQ of The System Operator for Northern Ireland

  • 21 Mar 2024
    Economy Minister welcomes Greggs CEO and senior business leaders to responsible business summit in Belfast

    As the world grapples with pressing societal and environmental challenges, CEOs and senior business leaders from across Northern Ireland convened at an exclusive event in Custom House Belfast to discuss economic growth and social mobility in Northern Ireland.

  • 21 Mar 2024
    Translink works with Vix Technology and WOMEN’STEC to explore career opportunities within the transport industry

    Translink teamed up with Vix Technology and WOMEN’STEC earlier this week to run a one-day event to help more women consider a career in transport.

  • 11 Mar 2024
    Phoenix Energy and The Conservation Volunteers plant their 24,000th tree together in Old Colin Wood, Belfast.

    Together with their partner The Conservation Volunteers, Phoenix Energy have smashed their annual target for planting indigenous trees locally. Since the partnership began, Phoenix and TCV have planted a total of 24,000 trees.

  • 19 Feb 2024
    ABP teams up with Cool FM/DTR for youth skills development

    Pupils from Aughnacloy College, Dromore High School, St. Colmcille’s High School and the Royal School Armagh were at the home of Cool FM, Downtown Radio & Downtown Country in Newtownards recently to practise their digital communication and presentation skills.

  • 19 Feb 2024
    Translink awarded highest biodiversity accolade
  • 08 Feb 2024
    How to get discounted broadband if you are on benefits

    People on Universal Credit, Pension Credit and other income-related benefits can now qualify for discounted broadband, thanks to Fibrus.

  • 08 Feb 2024
    Asda cafés in NI to offer customers free porridge and hot drink

    Asda today has announced that it’s to offer all its customers a free warming breakfast porridge and a hot drink.

  • 07 Feb 2024
    Business in the Community welcomes the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive – Kieran Harding, Managing Director

    The past few days have seen a significant development in the political history of Northern Ireland with the devolved government once again back in Stormont. 

  • 06 Feb 2024
    SONI hosts Energy Transition briefing for Minister of State

    Northern Ireland’s Electricity Transmission System Operator, SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland), welcomed the Minister of State to the SONI Headquarters in Belfast today to provide a high-level briefing on the energy transition.

  • 01 Feb 2024
    NI’s only dedicated responsible businesses awards now open for entries until 26 April

    Businesses in Northern Ireland can now enter the annual 2024 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland at www.bitcni.org.uk/awards, until 5:00 pm on Friday 26 April.

  • 31 Jan 2024
    Developing the next generation of tech leaders as BelTech returns

    BelTech will return in March with its eleventh annual conference aimed at Belfast’s growing tech community.

  • 30 Jan 2024
    Business in the Community supports raising awareness of Fatal Five

    Business in the Community, in partnership with U105, is supporting The Police Service of Northern Ireland initiative that urges road users to play their part in keeping safe by familiarising themselves with the Fatal Five.

  • 30 Jan 2024
    RiverRidge Publishes Inaugural ESG Report

    Leading waste management company details its environmental, governance and social impacts.

  • 29 Jan 2024
    Upcoming business event to put age inclusion on agendas

    Responsible business network Business in the Community (BITC) and Age NI are calling on HR, Operations and Diversity and Inclusion professionals in Northern Ireland to come together for an important age-inclusion roundtable and networking event at Belfast Harbour Commissioners, 9:30 – 11:30 am on Wednesday 13 March.

  • 29 Jan 2024
    Ulster Bank backs crucial NI infrastructure firm firmus energy with £70 million loan

    Ulster Bank is the only local bank to participate in a major refinancing of one of Northern Ireland’s most important infrastructure businesses that has just been completed.

  • 25 Jan 2024
    Translink Ignite a Passion for Construction in Boys and Girls Model Pupils

    GCSE pupils from the Boys and Girls Model Schools in North Belfast had the chance to explore the construction site of Translink’s transformative York Street Station in Belfast.

  • 25 Jan 2024
    Translink support Tonagh Primary School Sensory Garden

    Translink is delighted to be able to support Tonagh Primary School in Lisburn in developing a sensory garden to support pupils as part of plans to leave a lasting, positive legacy associated with Translink’s ongoing major project, Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR).  

  • 25 Jan 2024
    Translink encourages Bangor Central Integrated Primary School to ‘Go Safe’ and ‘Go Eco’ on the railway network

    Translink recently visited Bangor Central Integrated Primary School to share an update on the ongoing restoration of the Old Sand Drying Chimney project which is now entering its final phase.

  • 25 Jan 2024
    Translink and Golden Thread Gallery Triumph at Arts and Business Awards NI

    Translink and the Golden Thread Gallery have won the prestigious Creative Community Engagement Award at the Arts and Business Awards NI.

  • 24 Jan 2024
    SWC and Encirc join forces for GAA jersey with innovative climate change message

    South West College (SWC) and Encirc are pinning their colours firmly on the environmental mast in an innovative collaboration to raise awareness of the need to tackle climate change.

  • 22 Jan 2024
    Sporting Success: Trio of rising stars awarded bursary prize

    Hughes Insurance and Mary Peters Trust have announced three young athletes recognised by the Trust’s bursary programme.

  • 12 Jan 2024
    150 Local Heating Engineers Gather at the Launch of New NI Heating Grant
  • 03 Jan 2024
    Restore in 2024: TCV and Hughes Insurance call for peatland volunteers

    The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Hughes Insurance are calling for volunteers to embrace a unique New Year’s resolution – to help save Omagh’s peatland sites in a bid to tackle climate change.

  • 02 Jan 2024
    Norbrook team members donate 2,000 food and toy hampers to local people

    Over 2,000 food and toy hampers have been distributed in the Newry area this Christmas, and thousands of local people have been provided with a free hot meal, all thanks to the efforts of team members at Norbrook.

  • 19 Dec 2023
    On your marks, get set, Jingle Run

    Ulster Bank colleagues have once again partnered with the NI Hospice to support the charity’s annual Jingle Run event.

  • 08 Dec 2023
    Business in the Community and Diversity Mark forge partnership to champion diversity and inclusion in Northern Ireland

    Business in the Community (BITCNI) and Diversity Mark have today announced an exciting new partnership aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace throughout Northern Ireland.

  • 07 Dec 2023
    Henderson Group receives national accolade for workforce development

    Henderson Group has been recognised at the British Chambers of Commerce annual Chamber Business Awards 2023 for its workplace strategies and development.

  • 30 Nov 2023
    Could you give SPAR an Hour in aid of Marie Curie?

    Marie Curie in Northern Ireland is partnering with SPAR NI, which has been raising funds for the end of life charity since 2017, to call on even more volunteers this Christmastime.

  • 29 Nov 2023
    Henry Brothers inspires local students at ‘Girls in Construction’ event

    Leading local construction firm Henry Brothers has inspired the next generation through an innovative 'Girls in Construction' event aimed at empowering female students to explore the diverse career opportunities within the construction industry.

  • 29 Nov 2023
    Pinsent Masons Belfast event inspires the next generation of legal professionals

    A group of 40 students from across Northern Ireland have received a unique insight into the legal world, its culture, and its people through Pinsent Masons’ Schools’ Work Inspiration Day.

  • 22 Nov 2023
    25 years of environmental excellence. NI’s top sustainability champions revealed.

    Northern Ireland’s most sustainable and environmentally conscious organisations have been revealed at an event to announce the results of responsible business network Business in the Community’s 25th annual Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • 15 Nov 2023
    Asda launches new adaptive clothing range for young people with disabilities

    As the first major retailer to launch this kind of range, Asda has this year extended the product range to include more items of clothing with specific needs in mind.

  • 14 Nov 2023
    Almac Group releases 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

    Annual report highlights the Group’s progress and commitments to our people, our planet, and the communities in which we operate.

  • 10 Nov 2023
    Henry Brothers Inspires Next Generation of Construction Leaders with Generous Donation

    Henry Brothers are committed to inspiring the next generation of construction leaders.

  • 10 Nov 2023
    Henry Brothers boosts Baby Basics Starter Packs

    Workforce donations for Baby Basics Starter Packs

  • 10 Nov 2023
    Kilwaughter Minerals transforms construction market with two new product launches

    Award-winning UK supplier of external wall insulation (EWI) solutions, K Systems, renowned brand of leading quarry and minerals processor Kilwaughter Minerals, has launched two innovative new systems to the industry in a matter of weeks.

  • 10 Nov 2023
    2023 Angus Youth Challenge Winners Announced

    Three pupils from St. Killian’s College Carnlough are the overall winners of ABP’s skills development programme for Yr. 11’s, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

  • 10 Nov 2023
    Next Generation of Agrifood at ABP Angus Youth Exhibition

    How to overcome barriers to young people taking up farming; the farmer’s part in protecting the environment; and future trends for beef were just some of the ideas and interests displayed by teenagers competing at this year’s ABP Angus Youth Challenge Exhibition at the Logan Hall, Balmoral Park recently.

  • 03 Nov 2023
    Appeal for pledges to protect wildlife this winter as initiative nears 5000 target

    Ulster Wildlife’s ‘Let Nature In’ campaign, in partnership with Hughes Insurance, has reached an important milestone with 2217 households in Northern Ireland embracing wildlife-friendly activities in their outdoor spaces thus far. However, with a target of 5,000 households to reach, Ulster Wildlife is calling on more people across the province to open their hearts and homes to wildlife this winter.

  • 30 Oct 2023
    East Belfast community garden gets a biodiversity boost from the National Garden Scheme

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITC) is one of four organisations in Northern Ireland to be awarded funding from the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) Community Gardens Grants, which was used to develop and improve the organisation’s community garden on the Albertbridge Road in east Belfast.

  • 26 Oct 2023
    Allen & Overy Foundation Supports NI Charities

    Thirteen charities delivering projects across Northern Ireland have been successful in securing funding from the Allen & Overy Foundation.

  • 26 Oct 2023
    Businesses and voluntary and community groups come together to make powerful connections

    More than 100 business and charity representatives came together at Allstate NI on 25 October for the Community Connections Conference organised by Business in the Community and NICVA.

  • 17 Oct 2023
    Annual Renewable Gas Conference headlines action to progress decarbonisation solutions locally

    Phoenix Energy today hosted the ‘Renewable Gas Conference’, bringing together industry leaders, policy makers and expert academics charged with progressing decarbonisation solutions within the local gas market.

  • 16 Oct 2023
    SONI signals cautious optimism through Winter Outlook

    SONI forecasts that despite risk of tighter electricity buffer margins there will be sufficient electricity generation this Winter to meet expected demand in normal operating conditions.

  • 05 Oct 2023
    Game on! Fibrus amps up sports fund to help almost 50 grassroots clubs

    Water sports, swimming and boxing clubs are among the beneficiaries of a new grassroots sports fund established by Fibrus.

  • 04 Oct 2023
    Local communities collaborate on artwork for new Translink York Street Train Station

    Translink has been working in partnership with Golden Thread Gallery and Arts and Business NI (A&BNI) to deliver creative community arts projects that are set to have an impactful presence at the new York Street Station currently under construction in North Belfast.

  • 02 Oct 2023
    Phoenix Energy Funds Local Green Community Initiatives

    Phoenix Energy is delighted to announce its latest initiative as part of its strategy to foster local communities, the Phoenix Energy Green Community Fund.

  • 02 Oct 2023
    b4b Group raises a ‘par-ful’ £3,000 for Hope 4 Life NI

    An impressive £3,000 has been raised by leading IT and telecommunications provider, b4b Group, for its Charity Partner Hope 4 Life NI at its annual Golf Day.

  • 28 Sep 2023
    Danske Bank chief named new chair for Business in the Community

    Vicky Davies, Chief Executive, Danske Bank has been named as the new Chair for the responsible business network, Business in the Community, taking over from Chris Conway, Chief Executive, Translink.

  • 20 Sep 2023
    Translink Staff make Time for Tea in aid of Air Ambulance NI

    Translink staff in depots and offices across Northern Ireland have been hosting Time for Tea events to help raise funds for their charity partner, Air Ambulance NI.  

  • 14 Sep 2023
    ABP’s Agri-Skills competition still open to Year 11 entrants

    The agri-food company ABP has opened its agri-skills development programme, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge, for new entries from 14–15-year-olds in YR 11 until 25 September.

  • 07 Sep 2023
    Businesses share one vision for the future of people and the planet as winners crowned at the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITC) has announced the 2023 winners of the Responsible Business Awards at a gala event in Belfast, attended by more than 600 guests.

  • 07 Sep 2023
    Phoenix Energy Fuels Local Sporting Talent

    Phoenix Energy were delighted to support Banbridge hockey player Matthew Spence through the Phoenix Energy Sports Bursary for 2023.

  • 29 Aug 2023
    Phoenix Energy Fuels Family Fun Day

    Phoenix Energy were delighted to support a fantastic local event for young families hosted by Home-Start East Antrim, on Saturday 19 August, through the Phoenix Community Fund.

  • 22 Aug 2023
    A&O Belfast recognised as leader in responsible business practice

    Belfast – Allen & Overy has been awarded gold level in the prestigious CORE: The Standard for Responsible Business accreditation in recognition of its commitment to doing business in a way that is better for employees, the planet and the communities in which they operate.

  • 10 Aug 2023
    Employers consider incentives to attract staff back to the office

    Almost a third of employers in Northern Ireland are planning to change their hybrid working offering this year and will ask staff to come into the office more frequently, according to a new survey from Business in the Community member organisation Hays.

  • 27 Jul 2023
    Asda Income Tracker Shows Further Drop in Spending Power for Northern Ireland Families

    NI remains at bottom of league table…local households £4 per week worse off than a year ago

  • 27 Jul 2023
    Forest revival: TCV and Hughes Insurance Join Forces To Grow 70,000 Native Trees

    Tree Nursery project aims to increase NI tree cover, one of the lowest in Europe at just 8%

  • 27 Jul 2023
    Citi Belfast shows continued support for Northern Ireland’s LGBTQIA+ community through schools grants

    Strengthening their ongoing support for Northern Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community, Citi Belfast has partnered with Cara-Friend and The Integrated Education Fund to offer grants to three schools to support LGBTQ+ inclusion.

  • 18 Jul 2023
    Marie Curie receives over £9,500 in funding from Moy Park

    Marie Curie has received over £9,500 in funding from leading food company Moy Park.

  • 04 Jul 2023
    Citi Belfast doubles-down on commitment to breaking barriers to entry for financial and professional services careers

    Citi Belfast have continued their mission to challenge misconceptions of careers in the financial and professional services and encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to consider careers in the sector with the recent announcement of their Citi Career Empowerment Programme.

  • 28 Jun 2023
    Phoenix Energy fuels unique sports programme for local schools

    Phoenix Energy has launched a new partnership with Sport Changes Life, which aims to provide primary school pupils with opportunities to take part in sport while also tackling the climate challenge.

  • 28 Jun 2023
    Eakin Healthcare announces Business in the Community membership

    United in their belief that business can be a force for good, today, Eakin Healthcare announces its membership of Business in the Community Northern Ireland.

  • 26 Jun 2023
    12 Northern Ireland organisations welcomed into the responsible business network

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) has warmly welcomed 12 Northern Ireland organisations into its ranks at an event held at Allstate NI.

  • 26 Jun 2023
    Allstate NI awarded Gold CORE Accreditation for responsible business leadership from Business in the Community

    Allstate Northern Ireland has been awarded Gold CORE accreditation by Business in the Community for operating in a way that is better for employees, the planet, and the community.

  • 15 Jun 2023
    Translink unveils new Zero Emission Causeway Coast minibuses 

    A ‘giant’ step forward in the decarbonisation of public transport   

  • 15 Jun 2023
    Translink confirms 1.5 million miles (2.4m KM) of emissions-free bus travel last year    

    Investment in zero emission bus technology in Northern Ireland is making real progress, addressing the climate emergency and delivering a cleaner region.   

  • 13 Jun 2023
    ABP’s partnership with rural support raises £64,000 to assist grieving farm families

    A raffle organised by the charity Rural Support in partnership with the agrifood business ABP has raised over £64,000 in just under four weeks for Rural Support’s Life Beyond bereavement and loss support programme for farm families.

  • 08 Jun 2023
    Mental health advocate and world champion boxer Carl Frampton MBE addresses 170 HR leaders at employee wellbeing conference in Belfast
  • 26 May 2023
    Barry Keoghan encourages community groups in Northern Ireland to apply for 2023 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund

    BAFTA-winning actor Barry Keoghan returned to launch the 2023 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, encouraging non-profit community groups empowering young people through programmes of learning, inclusion, and sustainable development to apply for funding at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou before 6pm on Thursday 15th June 2023.

  • 26 May 2023
    Translink unveils new zero emission Foyle Metro bus fleet – Welcome on board the future of public transport

    Translink has unveiled its new zero emission Foyle Metro bus fleet at a special preview event in Derry~Londonderry.

  • 23 May 2023
    Citi Belfast Announce Charity of the Year for 2023

    Citi Belfast has announced that, following a business-wide vote by staff, they have chosen Marie Curie as their Charity of the Year.

  • 19 May 2023
    Citi Further Supports Women’s Health by Spearheading Period Dignity at Work Campaign

    Citi is empowering every woman at work to take control of their health and wellbeing by providing a range of resources to assist women to make informed decisions about their health.

  • 18 May 2023
    Phoenix Energy helps young people to Shine Bright

    Following on from the success of the 2021 Shine Bright programme, Phoenix Energy has once again collaborated with local, long-standing arts organisation Youth Action’s Rainbow Factory, for 2023.

  • 18 May 2023
    Ulster Wildlife and Hughes Insurance calling on 5,000 homes to ‘Let Nature In’

    Household gardens crucial in protecting wildlife as number of ‘under threat’ species continues to rise. Ulster Wildlife, in partnership with Hughes Insurance, has launched its 2023 ‘Let Nature In’ campaign and is calling on an ambitious 5,000 households across Northern Ireland to get involved.

  • 17 May 2023
    NIE Networks recognised for its commitment to disability and ethnicity inclusion

    NIE Networks have been awarded the Silver Diversity Charter Mark in recognition of their journey to increasing equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • 16 May 2023
    77 ​​NI organisations reach final stage of Responsible Business Awards​ 

    Finalists in the 2023 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland have been announced.  

  • 09 May 2023
    SME businesses urged to start preparing for low carbon economy by signing up to programme from Danske Bank and Business in the Community

    Business customers of Danske Bank who know they need to address their climate impacts are being offered the chance to sign up to an innovative programme that will help them take action.

  • 05 May 2023
    Dale Farm celebrates £50,000 fundraising milestone for Cancer Focus NI

    Dairy cooperative Dale Farm has reached a significant £50,000 fundraising milestone for its corporate charity partner, Cancer Focus NI.

  • 04 May 2023
    ABP marks 25 years at Balmoral Show with fund-raiser for farming charity

    The agri-food business ABP is marking 25 years at the Balmoral Show with the chance to win its show stand, an agricultural building or an alternative cash prize of £20,000 in order to raise funds for the Rural Support Life Beyond programme that provides vital bereavement support to farm families.

  • 28 Apr 2023
    Belfast Stations scoop top Platinum performance awards 

    Translink staff at Lanyon Place Train Station, Great Victoria Street Railway Station and Europa Buscentre have achieved Platinum SPIRIT of Translink Facility Awards following assessment by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.  

  • 28 Apr 2023
    Allen & Overy Foundation increases funding for charities in Northern Ireland

    Charities across Northern Ireland are invited to apply for up to GBP100k support from the Allen & Overy (A&O) Foundation, which is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide. 

  • 26 Apr 2023
    One Year On and Spending Power of NI Families Drops by 21.1%

    The latest figures from Asda’s Income Tracker reveal that while the discretionary income of the average Northern Ireland household has shown a slight increase to £100 per week in Q1 (£98 in Q4/2022) – this represents a drop of 21.2% when compared to the same period last year.

  • 19 Apr 2023
    ​​Annual business cross-sector environmental benchmarking and insight survey opens in 25th year​ 

    Organisations of all sizes and from all sectors in Northern Ireland are being called to take part in the 25th annual NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, run by responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI). 

  • 18 Apr 2023
    Hays Recruitment partners with Disability Sport NI on ‘Wheely’ inclusive team-building activity

    A team from leading recruitment specialist Hays Recruitment organised a wheelchair basketball session supported by Disability Sport NI (DSNI) at Queens Physical Education Centre (PEC).

  • 07 Apr 2023
    Niavac Chief Executive joins the Good Food Fund to help replace school meal programme

    A leading local businessman has offered £10,000 to help replace the Northern Ireland schools’ ‘holiday hunger’ programme.

  • 06 Apr 2023
    Translink Unveils New Community Mural which Celebrates Adelaide Rail Connections

    A new mural has been unveiled by Translink in partnership with Adelaide Residents Association and funders, the South Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

  • 05 Apr 2023
    Phoenix Fuels the Futures of young Apprentices!

    Three Phoenix apprentice engineers have recently been promoted to the role of Emergency Engineer following their four-year Apprentice Training Programme with Phoenix Energy Services.

  • 03 Apr 2023
    Translink and NI Anti-Bullying Forum celebrate young creative art skills

    Young arts skills were in the frame this week as Translink and the NI Anti Bullying Forum (NIABF) announced the winners of the 2022 Anti-Bullying Week Creative Art Competition at a showcase event hosted at Lanyon Place Station, Belfast.

  • 03 Apr 2023
    Time to Code a Success at Seaview Primary School 

    Time to Code is a volunteering initiative developed by Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) in partnership with Code Club and supported by the Department of Education and Belfast Harbour.

  • 28 Mar 2023
    Allstate NI is the first company in UK & Ireland to earn Gold Diversity Mark

    Allstate NI has been awarded the Gold Diversity Mark, making it the first company in the UK & Ireland to earn this top distinction for an inclusive and diverse workplace.

  • 23 Mar 2023
    Hooray for 16K: Phoenix and The Conservation Volunteers plant 16,000 Trees!

    Phoenix Natural Gas, together with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), have this month reached their Year 2 target of planting 8,000 native trees in communities and wooded areas across NI.

  • 14 Mar 2023
    PLEASE SHARE YOUR VIEWS on offsetting approaches in Northern Ireland

    Belfast City Council is working with Anthesis to evaluate the opportunity for a local offsetting scheme in Northern Ireland.

  • 14 Mar 2023
    Bag a bargain and support local cancer patients through Charity Shops’ Challenge

    Shoppers across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to visit their local Cancer Focus Northern Ireland charity shop on Friday 19 May, as 11 local organisations take part in a high-powered, Apprentice-style volunteering challenge organised by responsible business network Business in the Community NI, in partnership with Cancer Focus NI.

  • 01 Mar 2023
    Good Food Fund to support 10,000 children in primary schools launches in Northern Ireland
  • 24 Feb 2023
    Hughes launch Action for Impact Initiative

    Hughes Insurance has launched Action for Impact, an initiative dedicated to their Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance agenda (ESG) in 2023 and beyond.

  • 23 Feb 2023
    Citi recognised for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace with special commendations for Citi Belfast’s Pride Network and ‘Changemaker of the Year’ Odhrán Devlin

    Citi has once again been recognised as a Top 100 LGBTQ+ inclusive employer for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer colleagues in the UK in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, ranking 10th out of more than 250 organisations.

  • 22 Feb 2023
    Encirc achieves Platinum level in BITCNI Business and Biodiversity Charter

    Northern Ireland headquartered glass container manufacturer and filler, Encirc, has achieved platinum level in the Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) Business and Biodiversity Charter, becoming one of only six companies to receive this distinction.

  • 21 Feb 2023
    ABP Angus Youth tune in for top tips in media communications

    ABP facilitated a training day at Northern Ireland’s leading commercial radio broadcaster, Cool FM/Downtown Radio, for pupils from Down High School Downpatrick, Friends’ School Lisburn; St. Killian’s College Carnlough and St. Louis Grammar Ballymena to learn how to communicate like professionals.

  • 20 Feb 2023
    ‘Health and Hope in your Hands’ – Over 8,000 people benefitted from the Mental Health ‘Innovation Recovery’ Project

    Over 8,000 people across the border region of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including those with lived experience of mental health illness, carers, and health and social care professionals, have benefitted from the services offered as part of the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, the Innovation Recovery Project.

  • 15 Feb 2023
    Call for local charities as Learning Pool pledges 3500 hours of voluntary support in a single day

    Learning Pool, a strategic leader in global e-learning, today announces its most ambitious community support initiative yet, planning for its entire workforce to volunteer in the community.

  • 10 Feb 2023
    Career pathways to be showcased to parents and pupils at employment exhibition

    The Your Child: Their Future ‘Pathways to Employment’ exhibition returns on Wednesday 1 March, 5pm - 8pm at the Balmoral Hotel, Belfast

  • 09 Feb 2023
    Business in the Community supports DEC to raise vital funds for Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland is supporting the Disaster Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Turkey-Syria Appeal, which is raising vital funds to support the people of Turkey and Syria following a series of devastating earthquakes.

  • 06 Feb 2023
    Year 9 girls put cybersecurity skills to the test at schools competition

    Glenlola Collegiate Girls School in Bangor crowned winners in Northern Ireland competition supported by Allstate NI

  • 03 Feb 2023
    A True Partnership: Phoenix Natural Gas & Kier 26 Year Alliance Recognised

    Phoenix Natural Gas and Kier recently scooped the accolade of ‘Utility Partner of the Year’ at the Utility Week Awards in London; an annual event showcasing the gold standard of achievement for UK utilities.

  • 01 Feb 2023
    SPAR NI brings £20,000 Community Cashback Grant Scheme back for second year

    The Community Cashback Grant Scheme from SPAR NI, that has been labelled “lifesaving” by last year’s winner, has returned for a second year.

  • 01 Feb 2023
    New Energy From Waste Agreement at ABP Linden Foods to Power Retail Site

    ABP Linden Foods partners with Progress Energy & 3T Power for Circular Economy Solution.

  • 01 Feb 2023
    Prestigious Awards for responsible businesses now open for entries

    Businesses in Northern Ireland can now enter the 2023 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland at www.bitcni.org.uk/awards, until 5:00 pm on Friday 28 April.

  • 24 Jan 2023
    Further Blow for NI Families as Spending Power Falls Again

    The latest figures from Asda’s Income Tracker reveal that household disposable incomes averaged £93 per week in Q4 – a drop of 27.6% on the year - representing a seven-year low.

  • 17 Jan 2023
    Sustainable success: Vidrala reveals Carbon Disclosure Project Score 

    Leading glass container manufacturer and filler, Vidrala, has released its 2022 CDP Score, with the non-profit organisation awarding Vidrala with a ‘B’ in Water Security and an ‘A-’ in Climate Change, an amazing result and the first time the company has been placed in the Leadership band by the Carbon Disclosure Project. 

  • 04 Jan 2023
    Asda extends £1 café deals for kids and over 60s as inflation pressures continue to bite

    Asda has today announced that its hugely popular ‘Kids Eat for £1’ and ‘Winter Warmers’ deal for pensioners will be extended into 2023 to help more customers manage the cost of living crisis.

  • 13 Dec 2022
    Encirc and Diageo Announce Hydrogen Powered Furnace to Change the Face of UK Glass Manufacturing Industry

    Encirc, a leading glass manufacturer and co-packer, and Diageo, global leader in premium alcoholic drinks, have today announced their partnership to create the world’s first net zero glass bottles at scale by 2030.

  • 09 Dec 2022
    Entrepreneur supported by Ulster Bank helps west Belfast school pupils become published authors

    A group of Primary five pupils from St. Paul’s Primary & Nursery School in West Belfast officially became published authors today (Friday 9 December) with the release of a book they have worked on with independent publishing company, Emu Ink.

  • 06 Dec 2022
    Tree-umph for the Conservation Volunteers and Phoenix Gas on year two of partnership

    During National Tree Week (26th November – 4th December), Phoenix Natural Gas celebrated the second year of their partnership with local charity, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).

  • 29 Nov 2022
    Hedges For Habitat creates wildlife corridors in Tyrone school

    Eco-Schools NI has teamed up with Moy Park to deliver an exciting ‘Hedges For Habitat’ pilot project at Integrated College in Dungannon.

  • 29 Nov 2022
    Barclays renews partnership with Business in the Community on LifeSkills programme

    Business in the Community (BITC), The Responsible Business Network, is set to continue to as a delivery partner for Barclays LifeSkills in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales for a further three years.

  • 24 Nov 2022
    ABP announces £1.5 million investment in beef & lamb sustainability programme

    The beef & lamb processor ABP has announced an investment of £1.5 million in a sustainability programme which will support 350 of its farmer suppliers across the U.K. and then share wider learnings across the UK beef and sheep sectors.

  • 24 Nov 2022
    Tourism Industry Learns How to Get Leaner and Greener

    Tourism NI held a masterclass today on the theme of energy cost saving and sustainability as part of its Tourism Enterprise Development programme.

  • 22 Nov 2022
    As COP27 comes to an end, business leaders meet in Belfast to highlight commitments to environmental action

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) brought together more than 70 CEOs and senior business leaders to inspire them to take collaborative action on the issues affecting our planet the most.

  • 17 Nov 2022
    Annual environmental report recognises and ranks organisations in Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations have been revealed at an event to announce the results of the 2022 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • 07 Nov 2022
    Almac announces commitment to be net zero by 2045

    The Almac Group has today pledged to be net zero by 2045. Today’s announcement also includes the commitment to reduce the Group’s Scope one and Scope two emissions by 50 percent, by 2030.

  • 04 Nov 2022
    Local athletes Aim High with Phoenix Bursary Boost

    Three local stars across a range of sporting disciplines have been given a boost this year thanks to the Phoenix Natural Gas Sports Bursary Programme.

  • 01 Nov 2022
    2022 ABP Youth Challenge Award winners announced

    Pupils from Cookstown High School and Newtownhamilton High School have become joint winners of the 2022 ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

  • 31 Oct 2022
    Citi Belfast’s 5K Race Returns Raising Support for Local Charity Partner

    Attended by over 400 runners, Citi Belfast recently welcomed the return of its annual 5K Race, a key fundraiser for its Charity of the Year. This year funds raised will be donated to The Welcome Organisation to enable its continued offering of a wide range of services to support the homeless community across Northern Ireland.

  • 27 Oct 2022
    Translink signs contract with Wrightbus for 100 new Zero Emission buses

    Translink has welcomed the Department for Infrastructure’s announcement of £88 million funding for 100 new Zero Emission buses and EV charging infrastructure and says the investment will be transformational in delivering a zero emission transport future for Northern Ireland.   

  • 25 Oct 2022
    Danske Bank to introduce up to an extra ten days’ leave and new support measures for colleagues experiencing menopause

    Danske Bank has announced new support measures for staff experiencing menopause.

  • 20 Oct 2022
    Almac announces Business in the Community membership

    The Almac Group has joined Business in the Community, Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business Network. 

  • 17 Oct 2022
    Teens come together to tackle Climate Action

    Local teens are being invited to take part in climate action workshops through a new partnership between Phoenix Natural Gas and Farming Carbon, a local organisation that is driving environmental and social impact through the development of sustainable farming practices.

  • 17 Oct 2022
    Eight schools in 2022 ABP Angus Youth Halloween Finale

    Eight schools are in the frame for awards at this year’s ABP Angus Youth Challenge finale on 28 October at the Logan Hall, Balmoral Park.

  • 13 Oct 2022
    Creative ad leader Ardmore grounds its net zero vision in industry first for Northern Ireland

    Ardmore gets its ACT together after signing with trio of local and international sustainability initiatives.

  • 23 Sep 2022
    Charities in Northern Ireland benefit from Allen & Overy Foundation

    Ten charities working in Northern Ireland have received a share of £55,561 through the Allen & Overy Foundation, which is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide.

  • 08 Sep 2022
    Derrylin-based glass manufacturer Encirc wins prestigious Responsible Company of the Year Award

    Derrylin-based sustainable packaging manufacturer Encirc has been named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s glitzy 2022 Responsible Business Awards.

  • 06 Sep 2022
    ABP opens agri-skills competition to Year 11

    One of the leading employers in Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector, ABP, is offering pupils in Year 11/14-15 year olds the chance to take part the 2022-2023 ABP Angus Youth Challenge. The programme offers entrants the chance to win a range of valuable prizes and benefit from skills development. These include a mini-herd of Angus cross calves to rear worth c.£3,500 and a three-day study tour with ABP which this year featured a farm to fork work inspiration experience with ABP in Belgium.

  • 29 Aug 2022
    Translink and Education Authority encourage pupils to go green for school journeys

    As pupils across Northern Ireland prepare for the new school term, Translink and the EA are encouraging young people to use public transport, taking advantage of discount fares while helping to protect the planet.

  • 08 Aug 2022
    Allen & Overy Belfast marks charity partnership with Sands in Northern Ireland

    Allen & Overy Belfast has raised £30,684 towards the work of pregnancy and baby loss charity Sands in Northern Ireland and across the UK, as the result of a three year pro bono and community investment partnership.

  • 02 Aug 2022
    Henry Brothers partners with RE:Academy to improve employee wellbeing

    Employees at leading construction company, Henry Brothers, have recently benefited from a partnership with RE:Academy, a local gym that provides one to one appointments with staff to improve their wellbeing.

  • 26 Jul 2022
    Asda’s latest Income Tracker report shows NI’s largest annual reduction in average discretionary household income

    The discretionary spending power of the average Northern Ireland family dropped below £100, for the first time since 2017, to £93.50 per week in the second quarter of 2022, which is 32.3% (almost £45 per week) less than the same period a year ago and £110 below the UK average of £204.

  • 26 Jul 2022
    Hughes Insurance named as a Best Workplace for Women

    Hughes Insurance has been ranked among the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women (2022) by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. The insurance broker, which employs over 250 people across Northern Ireland, ranked 12th on the UK-wide list.

  • 25 Jul 2022
    Top class carbon savings at Killean PS

    Pupils at a Newry primary school have been making top class carbon savings as part of a national energy savings challenge set by the Energy Saving Trust, an independent organisation working to tackle the climate emergency.

  • 25 Jul 2022
    Allstate NI welcomes Animal Assisted Therapy Dog

    Employees at Allstate NI have welcomed Lexi, a therapy dog from Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland (ADNI), to take up residence at their Belfast office.

  • 25 Jul 2022
    Liberty IT named as a Best Workplace For Women

    Liberty IT has been recognised as one of the ‘Best Workplaces for Women 2022’ by Great Place to Work UK for the second consecutive year.

  • 07 Jul 2022
    RiverRidge Introduces ESG Strategy with its sights firmly on the Future

    Leading Waste Management Company details its strategy to measure, improve and report on its environmental and social impacts

  • 06 Jul 2022
    ABP Fly 26 Pupils to Belgium for International Study Tour

    26 pupils and their teachers from six Northern Irish schools have taken part in a farm to fork study tour with ABP.

  • 06 Jul 2022
    Voting opens to nominate Northern Ireland’s ‘High Street Heroes’ in recognition of local independent retailers

    The search is officially on to find Northern Ireland’s High Street Heroes, a public online vote for shoppers and customers to choose their favourite independent retailer and overall local high street.

  • 06 Jul 2022
    Veolia’s contribution to sustainable healthcare recognised

    Veolia is delighted to announce that their work in making the healthcare sector more sustainable through their Energy Performance Contracts was recognised as they won the Sustainable Organisation of the Year Award.

  • 05 Jul 2022
    Ulster Bank funds Diverse Entrepreneurship

    Ulster Bank has partnered with three organisations to champion diverse entrepreneurship across Northern Ireland.

  • 30 Jun 2022
    Computing roadshow museum to tour NI schools in bid to promote IT sector careers

    Ten schools across Northern Ireland will be visited by a computing roadshow museum this September in a bid to inspire more pupils into the IT industry.

  • 28 Jun 2022
    Local companies take part in the Charity Shops’ Challenge raising £32,000 for Cancer Focus NI

    The 2022 Charity Shops’ Challenge, organised by Business in the Community on behalf of Cancer Focus, saw a collective £32,025 raised by six Northern Ireland companies.

  • 21 Jun 2022
    Collaboration brings STEAM careers to life for 75 female students at Belfast Grand Central Station site

    A recent careers open day, held at the construction site of Belfast Grand Central Station, brought together 75 female students from five schools in the city for an interactive experience event designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) talent.

  • 20 Jun 2022
    Climate Champion Translink hosts ‘Clear Air Day’ event highlighting importance of tackling NI transport emissions as second largest contributor to greenhouse gases in NI

    ‘Clean Air Day’ Event Hears Importance of Tackling NI Transport Emissions as Second Largest Contributor to Greenhouse Gases Here 

  • 20 Jun 2022
    New ‘SistersIN’ initiative launches with mission to empower NI’s future female leaders

    A new collaborative initiative which aims to empower future female leaders in education, has been launched at an event in Danske Bank’s Belfast headquarters attended by schools, business people and local leaders.

  • 17 Jun 2022
    Organisations in NI called to benchmark themselves through respected environmental survey before 28 June deadline

    Organisations in Northern Ireland can publicly demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and climate action — and benchmark themselves against others — by taking part in the annual NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, which closes on the 28 June.

  • 14 Jun 2022
    Encirc study suggests bulk shipping key to lowering UK wine industry’s carbon footprint

    Leading glass container manufacturer and filler, Encirc, a Vidrala company, has worked with environmental consultancy, Carbon Intelligence, to show the significant carbon savings which can be made by importing wine to the UK via bulk shipping.

  • 09 Jun 2022
    Asda Kilkeel makes donation to support Ukrainian Refugees

    Asda Kilkeel Community Champion, Stephanie Rogers, delighted Kilkeel Charitable Trust when she presented them with a cheque for £1,500.

  • 09 Jun 2022
    World-renowned astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Ulster Bank inspire Northern Ireland women into scientific careers

    Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell encourages more NI women to pursue scientific careers

  • 01 Jun 2022
    15 Northern Ireland organisations welcomed into the responsible business network

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) has warmly welcomed 15 Northern Ireland organisations into its ranks.

  • 01 Jun 2022
    Rural Support and ABP joins forces to Make a Difference in Changing Times

    The regional charity Rural Support and ABP have teamed up to highlight the importance of the agri-industry working together to address the significant challenges it faces including the impact of input costs.

  • 27 May 2022
    Allen & Overy to provide Bright Future for Queen’s University Students

    Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced it will provide 45 bursaries over the next three years in a new initiative with Queen’s University Belfast. It underlines A&O’s commitment to helping young people reach their full potential by removing barriers to education. 

  • 24 May 2022
    ABP Angus Youth teams up with Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/Joint Award Initiative

    ABP’s post primary education partnership for 14-15 year olds, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge, has been accredited as a skill for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bronze Gaisce – The President’s Award or Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

  • 17 May 2022
    NI organisations reach final stage of Responsible Business Awards

    Finalists in all 10 categories of Business in the Community’s 2022 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland have been announced.

  • 11 May 2022
    Asda announces measures to support UK households as spending power of NI family falls by 13.3%

    The discretionary spending power of the average Northern Ireland family dropped to £127 per week in the first quarter of 2022, which is 13.3% (almost £20 per week) less than the same period a year ago and £108 below the UK average of £235. 

  • 10 May 2022
    Allstate NI unveils new office spaces and hybrid working policy amid recruitment drive for 100 technologists

    Northern Ireland’s largest IT employer, Allstate NI, has unveiled its approach to post-pandemic working, including a hybrid working policy and redesigned office spaces amid an ongoing recruitment drive for 100 positions.

  • 09 May 2022
    Encirc supports Britvic in cutting carbon emissions with new cordial deal

    Leading glass bottle manufacturer and filler, Encirc, part of the Vidrala Group, has extended its beverages partnership with the UK’s largest soft drinks company, Britvic.

  • 06 May 2022
    Henry Brothers hands over the first Net Zero building

    Local contractor Henry Brothers has handed over its first net zero carbon building, a new £4.4m nursery and forest school at Staffordshire University.

  • 04 May 2022
    Organisations in NI called to demonstrate ‘green’ credentials through 2022 Environmental Benchmarking Survey

    Organisations in Northern Ireland can publicly demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and climate action — and benchmark themselves against others in their sector — with the opening of the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey in 2022.

  • 03 May 2022
    Citi Belfast announces charity of the year partnership with Welcome Organisation to support those experiencing homelessness in Belfast

    Following a business-wide vote by staff, Citi Belfast has chosen Welcome Organisation as their Charity of the Year.

  • 15 Apr 2022
    St John The Baptist pupils get safety-savvy

    Pupils at St John the Baptist Primary School in Finaghy got a lesson in site safety from Phoenix Natural Gas as the company continues its work to connect local homes to its natural gas network.

  • 14 Apr 2022
    Vidrala announces validation of industry’s most ambitious Science-Based Targets and mission to create the world’s first net-zero glass containers

    Leading European glass container manufacturer, Vidrala, has announced that its Science-Based Targets (SBTs) have now been validated. The targets, the most ambitious of their kind, will ensure the organisation operates in a way which helps prevent the planet’s temperature from rising more than 1.5°C compared to pre- industrial levels.

  • 13 Apr 2022
    Eleven organisations inspire inmates about ways in to work

    On Thursday 31 March, Business in the Community (BITC), the responsible business network, brought eleven different organisations inside the gates of Hydebank Wood College, Belfast’s young offenders and women’s prison to share with students in this secure college how they might consider entering the world of work upon their release.

  • 13 Apr 2022
    Allstate NI partners with the NOW Group to deliver placements for individuals with learning difficulties and autism

    Leading technology employer Allstate NI has partnered with the NOW Group to deliver work placements in the digital sector for individuals with learning difficulties and autism.

  • 12 Apr 2022
    Business leaders attend ‘Seeing is Believing’ visit to build strategic community relationships

    Senior business leaders from across Northern Ireland have gained a unique insight into the challenges faced by communities across Northern Ireland and the interventions they can make collaboratively to achieve significant and long-term positive change.

  • 05 Apr 2022
    100 new apprentice roles launched by Moy Park

    Leading food company Moy Park has created 100 new apprenticeship opportunities across its GB and NI sites.  With opportunities available from Level 2 to Level 6, the apprenticeships are designed to nurture the next generation of talent across a range of disciplines including engineering, operations, food safety and quality.  

  • 04 Apr 2022
    No Time to Waste as Coca-Cola sets 2040 Net-Zero Target

    Local drinks giant Coca-Cola HBC has announced its commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its entire value chain by 2040.

  • 04 Apr 2022
    University’s Chief People Officer takes up mantle for Workplace Leadership Team

    Business in the Community (BITC) is delighted to announce that Damian McAlister, Chief People Officer from Ulster University has been appointed to lead the BITC Workplace Leadership team for the responsible business network.

  • 29 Mar 2022
    What makes you proud of your business? Enter the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland today

    If your business goes above and beyond to make a difference to society or to the environment, it’s time to be rewarded and recognised for your responsible business commitments and actions. Enter the 2022 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland before the submission deadline, 5pm on Friday 29 April 2022.

  • 03 Mar 2022
    Diageo Apprentice Receives Coveted Award

    A trainee engineer based at Diageo’s Belfast Packaging facility has won the Apprentice of the Year Award.

  • 02 Mar 2022
    Danske Bank launches new Energy Saving Trust tool to help customers reduce emissions and save money

    Danske Bank and Energy Saving Trust have launched a new tool that tells people how energy efficient their home is and provides advice on steps they can take to save money and help the environment.

  • 25 Feb 2022
    Northern Ireland companies accredited as leaders in responsible business

    Business in the Community has awarded four companies the CORE Standard for Responsible Business - Northern Ireland’s only standard and benchmark for responsible business.

  • 23 Feb 2022
    First Climate Action Pledge Report suggests that climate-conscious companies are now purchasing electricity from renewable sources

    Responsible business network Business in the Community (BITC) and Deloitte have released the first annual Climate Action Pledge Report, an important milestone in an ambitious long-term climate action campaign which creates urgency and a platform for joint action by business.

  • 22 Feb 2022
    Allstate NI launches new graduate development programme

    Allstate Northern Ireland has unveiled a three-year graduate development programme offering 50 new roles, with plans for at least 100 graduate positions this year.

  • 18 Feb 2022
    Strengthening Minds—the focus of the Schools Wellbeing Programme, in association with Phoenix Natural Gas

    Year 10 pupils at three local schools have been taking part in a four-week mental health & awareness programme piloted and delivered by leading mental health charity AWARE NI, in association with Phoenix Natural Gas. The Strengthening Minds Programme has been created with a focus on providing young people with knowledge and skills they can use to maintain good mental health and build resilience, so they are better equipped to deal with problems and challenges.

  • 17 Feb 2022
    Henry Brothers sets the bar for sustainability in construction sector

    Henry Brothers, one of the UK’s leading construction companies and Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business of the Year, has announced its strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • 16 Feb 2022
    SHINE benefits from a massive £140k fundraising boost following its tenure as Citi, Belfast’s official ‘Charity Partner of the Year’

    SHINE, (Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Information, Networking, Equality) provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff.

  • 11 Feb 2022
    The Consumer Council retain Standards for Inclusive Service Provision and Customer Service Excellence

    The Consumer Council has successfully retained best practice accreditations; the British Standard 18477 for its services to customers living in vulnerable circumstances, and the Customer Service Excellence Standard for its commitment to high-quality customer service.

  • 09 Feb 2022
    Danske extends partnership with Aware after raising more than £100k

    Danske Bank has announced that it will be extending its charity partnership with depression and mental health charity AWARE NI for a second year.

  • 08 Feb 2022
    Danske Bank launches new Diversity & Inclusion policy

    Danske Bank has launched a new Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policy during its first-ever D&I Spotlight Week, as a sign of its commitment to creating a workplace in which all colleagues truly feel that they belong.

  • 07 Feb 2022
    Year Nine girls battle it out in cybersecurity competition supported by Allstate NI

    Girls aged 12-13 have battled it out in the Northern Ireland final of the UK CyberFirst Girls Competition, the UK’s flagship cybersecurity competition for schools.

  • 02 Feb 2022
    Ulster Bank begins countdown to 2022 Balmoral Show

    Representatives from Ulster Bank and the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) have come together to kickstart the countdown to this year’s Balmoral Show. With less than 100 days until Northern Ireland’s biggest agricultural Show returns to Balmoral Park, Ulster Bank has confirmed it will remain at the helm of the event and continue as principal sponsor for 2022.

  • 01 Feb 2022
    Danske Bank recognised as a leader in Responsible Business

    Danske Bank has been awarded the highest level of CORE: The Standard for Responsible Business in Northern Ireland, by Business in the Community.

  • 31 Jan 2022
    Prestigious 2022 Awards for responsible businesses opens for entries

    Responsible businesses in Northern Ireland are being called to submit entries to the 2022 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland

  • 28 Jan 2022
    Economy and Environment departments partner on Business Action on Climate campaign

    Two government departments – the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Department for the Economy – have announced their partnership with responsible business network Business in the Community on its collaborative climate campaign Business Action on Climate.

  • 27 Jan 2022
    Ruby Wax to headline Age Inclusion Conference

    Business in the Community, together with Age NI and with support from the National Lottery Community Fund, has launched a three nations Age at Work conference, which will take place online on 9 March with participants from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • 25 Jan 2022
    Leading businesses help parents understand critical skills for the future of work

    Allstate NI, EY and Herbert Smith Freehills are set to bring parents together in an online event to explore the skills and attributes needed to prepare school leavers for the future of work.

  • 24 Jan 2022
    Belfast City Airport’s £30K Boost for The Welcome Organisation

    Local homeless charity The Welcome Organisation has benefitted from a massive £30,000 fundraising boost following its tenure as George Best Belfast City Airport’s official ‘Charity Partner of the Year’.

  • 07 Jan 2022
    Phoenix helps fuel engineering ambitions

    Phoenix Natural Gas is helping to fuel a bright future with the appointment of two new gas engineers who are the first to come through a new structured learning programme with the company that provides an alternative route to an engineering career.

  • 16 Dec 2021
    Fujitsu helps future leaders flourish through the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building Fellowship

    Over 20 participants of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building Fellowship (CDPB) programme graduated from the three-month prestigious course at Hillsborough Castle this month.

  • 06 Dec 2021
    Belfast Harbour celebrates successful Time to Code partnership

    More than 2,000 pupils from over 100 schools right across Northern Ireland have taken part in an initiative designed to help give children their first taste of the coding skills needed to pursue a career in the tech sector, a review released today has shown.

  • 30 Nov 2021
    Allstate NI invests in future talent with 100 student and graduate opportunities this year

    One of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, Allstate NI, has responded to the digital transformation of the economy by creating 100 roles for students and graduates since the summer of 2021.

  • 25 Nov 2021
    Team Mannok’s ‘Kick the Carbon’ Live Tree Planting Wins Best Sustainability Initiative Award at UK Construction Week 2021

    Mannok returned to the UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week, in October with a “Kick the Carbon” sustainability initiative which stole the show.

  • 24 Nov 2021
    2021 environmental report recognises organisations in Northern Ireland for green leadership

    Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event to release the results of the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, an externally verified self-disclosure exercise that scores and ranks organisations on their environmental performance.

  • 24 Nov 2021
    Winning ways continue for Dowds Group

    National, multi-disciplinary building services contractor, Dowds Group, have been crowned ‘Specialist Contractor of the Year’ at a glittering ceremony recognizing excellence within the UK construction industry.

  • 09 Nov 2021
    Moy Park commitment to Net-Zero takes significant step forward 

    Leading food company Moy Park has had its commitment to achieving net zero emissions validated by the SBTi.

  • 09 Nov 2021
    Let’s talk about race in the workplace

    Major employers from a range of sectors across Northern Ireland today joined the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Business in the Community to discuss issues around race in the workplace.

  • 03 Nov 2021
    Mallon announces £30 million to make Foyle Metro Zero Carbon

    Minister Nichola Mallon has announced funding of around £30million for 38 new zero emission battery electric buses for Foyle Metro in Derry.

  • 03 Nov 2021
    Eco Rangers mark first birthday with a Happy ‘Barista Bar®’ celebration

    Volunteer environmental group the Eco Rangers, is celebrating a special first birthday, with the Henderson Foodservice coffee brand, Barista Bar® providing ‘keep me’ cups and free beverages to core volunteers in the East Antrim area.

  • 02 Nov 2021
    Spocktacular events boosted by Phoenix support

    Phoenix Natural Gas has been fuelling some Spooktacular community events through its Building Back Together Fund which was launched to help reduce social isolation and help communities get back together safely as covid restrictions ease.

  • 19 Oct 2021
    Allstate NI wins gold at both UK and Northern Ireland Contact Centre Awards

    Local tech giant, Allstate wins six awards across local and national Contact Centre celebrations.

  • 19 Oct 2021
    Belfast International Homecoming goes green for city’s response to COP26 

    Mayor of Lahti, Finland - the EU’s 2021 Green Capital - to address leading conference in Belfast

  • 19 Oct 2021
    Granville Eco Park to fuel firmus energy’s sustainable transport initiative

    Antrim-based natural gas distribution and supply company firmus energy has teamed up with anaerobic digestion specialists Granville Eco Park to decarbonise its engineering and maintenance fleet.

  • 14 Oct 2021
    Translink secures prestigious place at Global UN COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow

    Translink has been invited to be one the organisations to present in the Green Zone at the United Nations COP26 Global Climate Conference in Glasgow in November.

  • 13 Oct 2021
    Coca-Cola HBC commits to net zero emissions by 2040

    Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) has announced a commitment to achieving net zero emissions across its entire value chain by 2040.

  • 06 Oct 2021
    Allstate NI takes steps to end domestic abuse in Northern Ireland

    Employees at Allstate NI have raised almost £6,000 for Women’s Aid and the Men’s Advisory Project in a challenge to walk one million steps in one month.

  • 05 Oct 2021
    Translink launches first virtual book club event for ‘Novel Journeys’ 

    Translink has announced the line-up for its first ‘Novel Journeys’ virtual book club event, which will coincide with NI Book Week.

  • 05 Oct 2021
    PODCAST | ABP – Sustainable Beef Podcast Episode 1

    In association with meat processors @ABP, three-part series The Sustainable Beef Podcast explores how farmers and the farming industry are working together to meet net zero targets.

  • 28 Sep 2021
    Translink supports the first UK Zero Carbon Bus Tour

    Translink has joined forces with the Northern Ireland Local Government Association and sustainability organisation Planet Mark to launch the Northern Ireland leg of the first ever UK Zero Carbon ‘battle bus’ tour.  The initiative will be offering carbon reduction workshops and practical net zero advice to businesses across NI.

  • 27 Sep 2021
    NI young people to develop climate action plan ahead of COP26

    A group of 100 young people will come together next month to develop Northern Ireland’s response to the Climate Emergency, supported by Allstate Northern Ireland.

  • 27 Sep 2021
    Minister encourages businesses to follow Mannok’s environmental leadership

    Mannok has launched a comprehensive, forward thinking biodiversity report, its Natural Assets Action Plans (NAAP), which was completed by Ulster Wildlife in partnership with the Mannok Environmental Team.

  • 27 Sep 2021
    Liberty it launches recruitment drive for 45 student and graduate roles

    LIBERTY IT has announced that it is recruiting 45 new student roles with a mix of placement and graduate places available.

  • 22 Sep 2021
    Call for businesses to remove the Criminal Convictions Tick Box as Ban the Box launches in Northern Ireland

    Business in the Community – The Responsible Business Network – has announced the launch of its Ban the Box campaign in Northern Ireland. Across the UK, businesses have already made the change needed to their recruitment practices, with employers collectively opening up over one million roles to jobseekers with criminal convictions, giving them a fair chance at securing a position which suits their skills.

  • 20 Sep 2021
    Translink Launches new #LetsChangeTogether Campaign

    Urgent call for Collective Change to Tackle Climate Crisis ahead of COP26

  • 17 Sep 2021
    Launch of Linen Quarter’s Sustainable District

    LQ BID has revealed its plans to transform Belfast’s Linen Quarter into Northern Ireland’s first sustainable district, helping to lead the collective effort required to tackle the climate crisis. The plans are part of LQ BID’s vision for a reimagined Linen Quarter with enhanced outdoor areas, added green spaces and a greater investment in improved infrastructure for walking and cycling already underway.

  • 16 Sep 2021
    #RorysMiles2Mayo

    Today marks the final day of @RoryBest’s epic challenge in aid of @Cancer Fund for Children.

  • 15 Sep 2021
    Belfast Harbour Joins Partners in NI Green Seas Consortium

    The Northern Ireland Green Seas consortium has been awarded £398,096 by the UK Department of Transport to investigate ways to decarbonise maritime transport in Northern Ireland.

  • 07 Sep 2021
    Northern Ireland construction company Henry Brothers named winner of prestigious responsible business award

    Henry Brothers Ltd has been named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s 2021 Responsible Business Awards.

  • 01 Sep 2021
    Healthy horticulture grows at this year’s Balmoral Show

    The Horticulture Forum and the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) have recently launched the Healthy Horticulture section as part of the 2021 Show.

  • 31 Aug 2021
    Two awards for Liberty IT in recognition of Diversity and Inclusion

    LIBERTY IT has been ranked third in the ‘Best Workplaces for Women 2021’ listing by Great Place to Work UK.

  • 27 Aug 2021
    Make climate action count in the run up to COP26

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) is encouraging organisations across Northern Ireland and their employees to get involved in the Count Us In campaign, and take practical action to address the climate crisis.

  • 25 Aug 2021
    New ABP Angus Youth Challenge Open to Entries

    The ABP Angus Youth Challenge returns on 1st Sept with a new slim-lined format aimed at Yr 11’s. It’s easier to enter and easier to supervise with the same great prizes to be won from the leading agri-food company ABP.

  • 24 Aug 2021
    RiverRidge Calls for Urgent Government Action to Address Driver Shortage

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of maintaining essential services as the backbone to any functioning society and economy.  Add to this the complexities of Brexit and the growing significance of the digital economy, and the result is a perfect storm for logistics in Northern Ireland which is leading to a dramatic shortage of drivers.

  • 12 Aug 2021
    Local sports stars set for success with bursary boost

    Six local stars across a range of sporting disciplines have been given a boost this year thanks to the Phoenix Natural Gas Sports Bursary Programme.

  • 11 Aug 2021
    NI public encouraged to sign-up to Active Travel Challenge

    Public to better connect using more sustainable travel for a greener and healthier society

  • 10 Aug 2021
    Ormeau Road crowned as the public’s High Street of the Year

    Ormeau Road has scooped the prestigious High Street of the Year, battling High Streets across Northern Ireland for the coveted prize.

  • 04 Aug 2021
    RiverRidge Joins Responsible Business Network, Business in the Community

    Leading waste management company, RiverRidge, has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by joining more than 200 Northern Ireland businesses to become part of the responsible business network, Business in the Community (BITC).

  • 04 Aug 2021
    Danske Bank and Business in the Community launch innovative new scheme to help NI companies get ‘climate literate’

    Six Northern Ireland businesses have completed carbon literacy training as part of a new programme designed to help companies understand their environmental impact and work towards implementing more sustainable business strategies.

  • 03 Aug 2021
    Allstate celebrates 20 years in the North West

    Northern Ireland’s largest IT company, Allstate NI, is celebrating 20 years in business in the North West.

  • 02 Aug 2021
    Businesses called to take action on racism in the workplace

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) has launched the Race at Work campaign in partnership with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

  • 29 Jul 2021
    Phoenix Natural Gas unveils its Responsible Business Report

    Phoenix Natural Gas has published its second annual Responsible Business Report detailing how it has undertaken its business activities and created additional value in the communities it serves during the last year.

  • 23 Jul 2021
    Businesses collaborate to create COP26 Northern Ireland Business Hub in advance of important climate change summit

    Responsible business network Business in the Community has partnered with four Northern Ireland businesses – Arup, firmus energy, Translink and The Irish News – to develop the COP26 NI Business Hub, a one-stop-shop where NI businesses can access events listings, resources and information to inspire and inform businesses to take action on the climate crisis, and be fully involved in the run up to, and during, COP26.

  • 08 Jul 2021
    Voting now open to nominate your ‘High Street Hero’ in recognition of local independent retailers
  • 06 Jul 2021
    Allstate NI offers cyber safety training for older adults

    Virtual sessions are available throughout the summer

  • 05 Jul 2021
    Phoenix meets . . . a new series putting energy leaders in the spotlight

    Phoenix Natural Gas has launched a new online series designed to put key stakeholders and personnel delivering change across the energy sector locally into the spotlight.

  • 05 Jul 2021
    Glenwell fundraiser provides garden and veg patch for local DePaul hostel

    The Mater Dei DePaul hostel on the Antrim Road will undergo a garden makeover, complete with a vegetable patch and a communal area thanks to the generosity of staff and shoppers from EUROSPAR Glenwell.

  • 30 Jun 2021
    First and deputy First Ministers encourage public to vote for their High Street Hero

    The First Minister and deputy First Minister have launched High Street Heroes NI today, a public online vote for shoppers’ favourite independent retailer and local high street.

  • 29 Jun 2021
    Business in the Community launches new platform for members in partnership with Thrive.App

    Business in the Community, the responsible business network, has today announced its partnership with Thrive.App, to develop a unique membership communications and engagement platform, ‘MyBITCNI’, to transform communication with its members.

  • 29 Jun 2021
    Translink Go Eco with Arellian Nursery School

    Translink recently marked World Environment Day by making a ‘Go Eco’ donation to Arellian Nursery School in the Sandy Row area of four handmade planters and a clean-up day aimed at enhancing the local environment for the school and the neighbouring community.

  • 28 Jun 2021
    Danske Bank launches UK’s first carbon neutral mortgage

    Danske Bank in Northern Ireland has launched the UK’s first mortgage to be certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust.

  • 25 Jun 2021
    13 More Teenagers Take Calves Home to Rear in ABP’s Agri-Skills Contest 

    13 teenagers representing four new schools have been presented with a mini-herd of Angus cross calves to rear as part of their reward for reaching the final stage of the agri-skills development experience with the meat processor, ABP.

  • 24 Jun 2021
    Over 200 retailers encouraged to start lifesaving process of registering devices to The Circuit

    There are defibrillators installed outside 240 SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVO branded stores in Northern Ireland, and now retailers here are being encouraged to take another step towards saving more lives from out of hospital cardiac arrests in our towns and villages.

  • 24 Jun 2021
    Carl Frampton joins Ulster Bank and Age NI to check in and chat with older people

    Isolation and loneliness have been significant problems in recent times, and many older people have therefore signed up for Age NI’s Check In and Chat service which provides a weekly phone conversation for them with a friendly volunteer.

  • 23 Jun 2021
    UTV Gets Green Footprint of Approval

    UTV News and Programmes have achieved albert Certification, awarded as a result of its environmental commitments and sustainable working practices in production.

  • 03 Jun 2021
    High Level UK Climate Champion meets with NI organisations addressing the climate crisis

    On a recent visit to Northern Ireland, COP26 UK High Level Climate Action Champion Nigel Topping sought a meeting with responsible business network Business in the Community (BITC), Danske Bank and Translink to hear how organisations here are addressing the climate crisis and taking action to reduce and offset harmful emissions generated through day-to-day business practices and supply chains.

  • 02 Jun 2021
    Moy Park Launches New Apprenticeship Scheme

    Leading food company Moy Park has announced a new apprenticeship programme designed to nurture the next generation of engineering talent.

  • 28 May 2021
    Ulster Bank podcast series highlights entrepreneurs tackling climate change

    Ulster Bank has partnered with popular podcast platform, Best of Belfast, to launch a new miniseries focusing on climate change.

  • 27 May 2021
    Translink launches 2021 Apprenticeship Programme  

    Applications invited for an exciting range of engineering opportunities 

  • 26 May 2021
    Danske Bank announces CEO transition

    Danske Bank UK Chief Executive, Kevin Kingston, has decided to retire later this year.

  • 26 May 2021
    Allstate recognised for world-class cybersecurity strategies

    Allstate NI has joined the likes of Adobe, Visa, PayPal and Microsoft as an IDG CSO50 Award honouree, a global accolade that recognises 50 organisations every year for their cybersecurity strategies.

  • 26 May 2021
    Translink earns top Gold Standard Award for Corporate Responsibility

    Translink has achieved Gold Standard in CORE – The Standard for Responsible Business. This is the highest scoring level of the standard for businesses in Northern Ireland.

  • 25 May 2021
    Tree-mendous support from Phoenix Natural Gas

    Phoenix Natural Gas volunteers have been providing people power for a series of environmental action days to support their environmental partner, The Conservation Volunteers. 

  • 18 May 2021
    Cleaver Fulton Rankin launches Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

    Cleaver Fulton Rankin today released its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, detailing the Company’s 2020 achievements and progress.

  • 17 May 2021
    Menopause a Workplace Issue?

    New guidance to help address equality issues in relation to women affected by the menopause in employment has been launched today. Women currently make up half of the workforce in Northern Ireland and at some stage during their working lives they may have to work through the menopause and this can impact on how they work.

  • 12 May 2021
    Independent study reveals NI public attitude towards public transport during Covid-19

    With passenger levels steadily growing again on public transport, new research commissioned by Translink surveying people across NI including public transport users and non-users reveals that 79% anticipate they will return to their normal place of work by the end of 2021 with 50% of those surveyed also saying they would be happy to use public transport immediately once restrictions lift. 

  • 11 May 2021
    BelTech returns with eighth annual conference

    BelTech - the conference that unites the technologists of today with the revolutionary technologies of the future - is set to return with its eighth annual event in June.

  • 10 May 2021
    Hospitality Ulster and Guinness Raising the Bar with Free Contact Tracing Solution

    Working with Hospitality Ulster, the Guinness Raising the Bar programme is offering a free contact tracing app to 1,000 hospitality venues including pubs, hotels and licensed restaurants across Northern Ireland.

  • 06 May 2021
    Asda launches first ESG report

    Asda has today published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report which sets out its commitments to a sustainable business strategy and outlines how the supermarket will make it easier and affordable for customers to shop sustainably.

  • 05 May 2021
    Civil Society Forum: Shaping our Electricity Future

    Join SONI’s ‘Shaping Our Electricity Future’ consultation. A Civil Society Forum event will be held on Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 9am – 11am.

  • 04 May 2021
    Leading businesses to promote the value of work experience

    Allstate NI, EY and Herbert Smith Freehills are back with the fourth instalment in the virtual ‘Your Child, Their Future’ series, this time to promote the value of work experience.

  • 29 Apr 2021
    Translink receives Top Accolades for Social Value work at the Belfast Transport Hub

    Translink recently received two top awards at the National Social Value Awards 2021 for its delivery of social value activity around the development of the Belfast Transport Hub project.

  • 28 Apr 2021
    It’s time! Businesses called to Build Back Responsibly, but how?

    Businesses from across Northern Ireland are joining forces to encourage every organisation to #BuildBackResponsibly, and there are opportunities for companies from all sectors and sizes to get involved.

  • 28 Apr 2021
    Translink makes public pledge to reduce GHG emissions by 2030

    Target forms part of ambitious new Climate Positive Mission. Translink has signed the Climate Action Pledge NI, a public commitment to achieving an ambitious target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030.  

  • 21 Apr 2021
    2021 environmental recognition exercise now open for businesses in NI demonstrate ‘green’ credentials

    Organisations in Northern Ireland have the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their commitment to better environmental practice with the launch of the 2021 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • 15 Apr 2021
    What makes you proud of your business? Enter the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland today

    If your business goes above and beyond to make a difference to society or to the environment, it’s time to be rewarded and recognised for your responsible business commitments and actions. Enter the 2021 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland before the submission deadline, 5pm on Friday 11 June.

  • 15 Apr 2021
    Allstate NI recognised for corporate responsibility leadership

    Allstate NI has earned Business in the Community’s CORE Silver Status accreditation for excellence in corporate responsibility. The recognition is Northern Ireland’s only standard for honoring a company’s community engagement, responsible leadership and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

  • 12 Apr 2021
    Agri-Business ABP becomes first brand sponsor of Air Ambulance NI Helicopter

    The agri-business, ABP, has entered into a new 5-year sponsorship partnership with Air Ambulance NI. In a ‘first-of-its-kind’ branding agreement for Air Ambulance NI, the ABP logo is now displayed on the charity’s helicopters.

  • 01 Apr 2021
    ABP hosts work inspiration event for youth challengers

    In their first week back at school, the teenagers taking part in the final stage of the ABP Angus Youth Challenge were given a ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight into what it is like to work in agri-food.

  • 22 Mar 2021
    Mallon welcomes delivery of first new train carriages as part of £60million project

    Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon today welcomed the delivery of the first three of 21 new train carriages which will enhance the capacity of the existing Translink fleet. 

  • 19 Mar 2021
    Businesses called to help young people get digitally connected to support their learning and protect their futures

    If every business in Northern Ireland could donate just one device, every young person who is struggling with digital connectivity could be supported.

  • 08 Mar 2021
    Allstate NI joins with Women’s Aid to help end domestic violence and promote equity

    To mark International Women’s Day, Allstate NI is partnering with Women’s Aid to help eliminate domestic violence by providing technical support, fundraising and leadership mentoring services.

  • 03 Mar 2021
    Diageo introduces global Menopause Awareness Guidelines

    ‘Thriving Through Menopause’ launched to highlight important topic

  • 25 Feb 2021
    School rules with Energy for Children funding boost

    Pupils at an East Belfast school have received a boost with the development of a new outdoor sensory space in the school grounds, funded by the Energy for Children Charitable Trust.

  • 18 Feb 2021
    Business in the Community launches coding competition with Allstate NI

    To encourage the development of coding skills we have launched a Time to Code coding competition in partnership with Allstate NI.

  • 08 Feb 2021
    Fuelling a greener future with conservation partnership

    Phoenix Natural Gas has announced an exciting new partnership with leading local environmental charity, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) that will see 8,000 native trees planted in communities and wooded areas across NI in the coming year.

  • 08 Feb 2021
    World’s most sustainable glass bottles created in ground-breaking biofuel trial

    An aspirational mission to create the world’s most sustainable glass bottle has been lauded an incredible success by the industry, following initial results from a ground-breaking trial.

  • 04 Feb 2021
    Young people encouraged to tackle resilience with online lineout resource

    As part of the Phoenix Natural Gas Lineout Programme, Ulster Rugby has pulled together a new online resource to help young people build their mental resilience.

  • 03 Feb 2021
    Allstate NI earns prestigious industry awards and recognition as a Force for Good in 2020

    Allstate NI in the North West capped off a challenging year for business by earning three prestigious industry gongs at the recent Contact Centre National Network NI awards.

  • 19 Jan 2021
    Apprenticeships vital to the future workplace, say leading businesses ahead of virtual event

    Allstate NI, EY and Herbert Smith Freehills are set to host a virtual event on ‘Understanding Apprenticeships’, the third instalment in the ‘Your Child, Their Future’ series.

  • 14 Jan 2021
    Phoenix sows seeds for schools eco-initiative

    Phoenix Natural Gas has helped pupils at Londonderry Primary School, Newtownards plant new trees in their school grounds as part of an eco-initiative in partnership with Eco-Schools at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

  • 13 Jan 2021
    Businesses called to contribute to important new Mental Health Strategy for NI before 26 March 2021 at 17:00

    The Department of Health has co-produced a draft ten year Mental Health Strategy for people in Northern Ireland and Business in the Community is asking organisations to share their views on the proposed document through a public consultation.

  • 12 Jan 2021
    Phoenix gives roots to community orchard

    A new community orchard has been established for residents of Kinghill and Tullybrannigan areas in recent weeks with the seeds for the orchard’s success sown by a team of volunteers from Phoenix Natural Gas.

  • 04 Jan 2021
    Diageo launches ten-year sustainability action plan

    Diageo has announced a range of 25 bold and ambitious goals in its ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ plan, designed to make a positive impact on the world by 2030.

  • 16 Dec 2020
    Ministers welcome arrival of first Hydrogen powered buses

    Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Transport Minister Rachel Maclean have welcomed the first hydrogen powered double decker buses entering service in Northern Ireland. 

  • 15 Dec 2020
    Power NI staff to support local foodbanks for Christmas

    Foodbanks in Northern Ireland have seen an 80% surge in demand this year as result of the global pandemic. In the run-up to Christmas, Power NI have have donated £17,000 on behalf of their staff across across three local Foodbanks, including; South Belfast Foodbank, Omagh Foodbank and Antrim Foodbank to support those in need. 

  • 15 Dec 2020
    Utility Companies Join Forces to Keep NI Connected this Winter

    Four of Northern Ireland’s top utility companies - NIE Networks, Northern Ireland Water, Openreach and Phoenix Natural Gas - have joined forces for the 9th year running to launch a campaign which aims to ensure property owners across the region are ready and prepared for winter.

  • 10 Dec 2020
    Business shows it is firmly in the heart of communities as thousands are supported

    Thousands of individuals from communities across Northern Ireland have been supported by businesses through Business in the Community’s Business Response Network.

  • 10 Dec 2020
    Minister for the Economy recognises Heron Bros and Lidl NI as leaders in responsible business practice

    Two Northern Ireland companies have been awarded the prestigious CORE: The Responsible Business Standard – accreditation in recognition of their commitment to doing business in a way that is better for employees, the planet and the communities where they operate.

  • 08 Dec 2020
    Translink’s ‘Stuff A Bus’ initiative goes virtual to support NI families this Christmas

    People across Northern Ireland are being urged to ensure every child receives a present on Christmas day this year despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

  • 02 Dec 2020
    New contract for zero and low emission buses supports Translink Net Zero Emissions Strategy

    The decarbonisation of public transport in Northern Ireland has taken a significant leap forward with a new contract for 145 zero and low emission buses. 

  • 26 Nov 2020
    Translink hosts its’ first Market Developer Day in a search for development partners for Weavers Cross

    Translink today hosted a virtual Developer Market Day to showcase Weavers Cross, the exciting transport-led regeneration project with the new integrated Belfast Transport Hub at its’ centre.

  • 26 Nov 2020
    2020 environmental report recognises organisations in Northern Ireland for green leadership

    Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event to release the results of the 2020 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • 25 Nov 2020
    Ulster Bank backs the Trussell Trust to support food banks this winter

    Team members work with 22 food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network across NI

  • 18 Nov 2020
    Business, government and communities come together to bring #KeepingHealthyStayingSafe initiative to five areas in Northern Ireland

    The Keeping Healthy, Staying Safe initiative has been launched today. This is a collaboration between local communities, government and businesses to deliver activities for young people and the wider community to improve wellbeing, learn new skills, promote good relations and have fun.

  • 16 Nov 2020
    Boost for NI renewable power with Moyle Interconnector capacity increase

    From 1st December 2020, the export capacity of the Moyle Interconnector, owned and operated by Mutual Energy, will increase significantly, allowing more wind generated power to be sold to the Great Britain market.

  • 11 Nov 2020
    Citi Belfast hosts Tea with Technology Networking Event

    Citi Belfast recently hosted a virtual Tea with Technology networking event for females who have just started studying a STEM degree at University; and also for experienced individuals returning to work after a career break.

  • 09 Nov 2020
    Raising the Bar Helpline

    GUINNESS LAUNCHES “RAISING THE BAR HELPLINE”, PROVIDING EMOTIONAL COUNSELLING AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO THE PUB TRADE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

  • 04 Nov 2020
    Danske Bank launches Sunflower lanyard scheme to support customers with hidden disabilities

    Danske Bank has signed up to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, which aims to provide people who have a disability, that is not immediately obvious to others – such as autism, asthma, chronic illness or visual or hearing impairments– a discreet way to let people know they may need extra support.

  • 03 Nov 2020
    ABP expands farm family podcasting

    The success of ABP’s summer podcast for farm families which was hosted by the broadcaster and farmer Karen Patterson in Northern Ireland has led the company to commission further interviews.

  • 03 Nov 2020
    Soft skills to be one of the most important attributes for the workforce in the next ten years says leading businesses

    Allstate NI, EY and Herbert Smith Freehills are set to hold the second event in their ‘Your Child, Their Future’ virtual series focused on ‘soft skills’

  • 27 Oct 2020
    ABP INVITE YOUNG MINDS TO LOOK TO FUTURE OF BEEF PRODUCTION

    Offsetting carbon emissions, the importance of eating quality and opportunities for food tourism were just some of the topics presented by this year’s semi-finalists in the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

  • 22 Oct 2020
    Business in the Community seeking business for virtual work placement pilot

    Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITC) is seeking to partner with an organisation to pilot a new virtual work placement initiative for people over 50.

  • 21 Oct 2020
    Statement | Business in the Community and its members welcome submission of NI Climate Change Bill

    Business in the Community (BITC) and its members have welcomed the submission of a Private Members’ Bill today which sets a target for Northern Ireland to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045

  • 21 Oct 2020
    New cohort of 11 apprentices joins Fujitsu in Northern Ireland

    One of Northern Ireland’s leading ICT companies is appointing 11 new apprentices as part of its commitment to developing the digital talent pipeline

  • 20 Oct 2020
    Natural Gas industry NI comes together for consumers

    Network operators and gas suppliers across Northern Ireland have come together to launch a one stop support hub for natural gas customers.

  • 08 Oct 2020
    Communities can build for the future with £10K Power NI programme

    Power NI’s Brighter Communities support programme is back in business after a lockdown break

  • 06 Oct 2020
    Encirc and Glass Futures pioneer the development of the world’s most environmentally friendly glass bottle – UK trial to be world-first

    Leading glass container manufacturer, Encirc, and industry research and technology organisation, Glass Futures, are partnering on a ground-breaking project to create what should be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle.

  • 02 Oct 2020
    ASDA announced as the 2020 NI Responsible Company of the Year and 2020 Responsible Business Champions revealed

    For more than 16 years, the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland have showcased transformational stories of businesses taking real action to build thriving communities.

  • 01 Oct 2020
    Royal visitor thanks key wholesale and logistics workers during Belfast visit

    HRH The Prince of Wales took time from his busy Belfast schedule to thank key retail and wholesale workers who made such a difference over the past six months.

  • 22 Sep 2020
    Back to School Boost for Cedar Integrated Primary School

    Cedar Integrated Primary School has warmly welcomed a funding boost from Phoenix Natural Gas enabling the school to bolster its reading resources.

  • 11 Sep 2020
    Helping local residents stay safety-savvy

    Gas Safe Week, taking place from 14 - 20th September, turns ten this year and to mark the achievements of a decade of raising gas safety awareness the team at Phoenix Energy Services are taking the opportunity to remind local residents of the simple steps they can take to stay gas safe at home.

  • 09 Sep 2020
    DWF Delivers ‘Bed of Dreams’ to John Luke

    A four-year-old boy with severe physical and learning difficulties has been presented with the bed of his dreams, thanks to the Belfast office of global legal business, DWF.

  • 07 Sep 2020
    Communities Minister joins forces with the Big Community Sew to help the vulnerable ‘Wear one for everyone’

    Up to 40,000 face coverings are to be made available to vulnerable groups by the Department for Communities.

  • 04 Sep 2020
    Generous Lidl donation goes a long way to help families and young people in Northern Ireland

    Lidl Northern Ireland has made a generous donation of toys, stationery and practical home supplies to schools and community organisations in Belfast, Newtownards, Crossgar, Downpatrick, Newtownards, Kircubbin and across NI.

  • 04 Sep 2020
    Young sports stars set for success with Phoenix Natural Gas bursary boost

    Seven young stars across a range of sporting disciplines have been given a boost this year thanks to the Phoenix Natural Gas Sports Bursary Programme.

  • 03 Sep 2020
    Irish News hits streets with bus campaign highlighting ‘True to You’ message

    The campaign was created to reflect the strong commitment the Irish News has with its readers as well as highlight the integrity of the Irish News brand.

  • 02 Sep 2020
    Primary School Resource Fuelled by Phoenix Natural Gas

    As pupils begin returning to school for the first time in five months after classes stopped at the beginning of the pandemic, a new animation has been launched to help primary school pupils, anxious about a return to school following the coronavirus lockdown.

  • 20 Aug 2020
    Scam warning from PSNI after more than £80k lost to fraudsters

    Police are warning the public to be vigilant after more than £80,000 was lost in a spate of scams reported on Wednesday 13 August.

  • 13 Aug 2020
    Translink’s Belfast Transport Hub team supports local communities to Go Safely Together

    The Translink Belfast Transport Hub and operational teams, recently hosted a bespoke webinar to offer local communities and businesses practical information and advice in preparation for the re-opening of communities and business-based premises after the Covid-19 lockdown.

  • 13 Aug 2020
    Hughes Insurance partner Woodland Trust Northern Ireland to plant thousands of trees

    Hughes Insurance and Woodland Trust Northern Ireland have joined forces to plant thousands of trees in NI by 2022.

  • 11 Aug 2020
    ABP podcast puts farming community mental health in the spotlight

    The newly appointed Interim Northern Ireland Mental Health Champion, Professor Siobhan O’Neill has said that the community spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic could be harnessed as we move to a new normal, so that we can continue to help one another.

  • 07 Aug 2020
    Leading NI companies launch ‘Your Child, Their Future’ event
  • 28 Jul 2020
    ABP’s Summer Podcast Connects Rural Community in Challenging Times

    The agri-food business ABP Northern Ireland has teamed up with the former BBC broadcaster and farmer, Karen Patterson, to produce an innovative podcast for the farming and agri-food community.

  • 23 Jul 2020
    Statement: Business in the Community and its members welcome motion to introduce Climate Change Act
  • 16 Jul 2020
    SONI, the Electricity System Operator for Northern Ireland, publishes Tomorrow’s Energy Scenarios Northern Ireland 2020 final report

    SONI, the Electricity System Operator for Northern Ireland, has published its Tomorrow’s Energy Scenarios Northern Ireland 2020 (TESNI), the first analysis of its kind.

  • 10 Jul 2020
    Mutual Energy to release almost £4 million to reduce NI consumers’ electricity costs

    Mutual Energy has taken the exceptional step of contributing £3.8 million from its cash reserves to reduce electricity tariffs for domestic and business customers in Northern Ireland and help ease the burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 09 Jul 2020
    Business Response Network bolstered by additional support from the Covid-19 Support Fund and The UPS Foundation

    The Covid-19 Support Fund joins London Stock Exchange Group and others as a founding partner, providing financial support to the rapidly growing Business in the Community initiative, making a £2.5m donation

  • 09 Jul 2020
    Famous Belfast faces call on young people to play their part in Covid-19 recovery

    Community film highlights importance of protecting everyone on public transport

  • 07 Jul 2020
    Asda stores across Northern Ireland call for vital food donations

    Today, Asda stores across Northern Ireland have launched a food drive to help the community’s most vulnerable people access vital food and essentials through COVID-19.

  • 06 Jul 2020
    Minister gets on board with the NI Big Community Sew

    Following the announcement from the NI Executive that face coverings will become mandatory on public transport from 10 July, the Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, who made the proposal to government, has endorsed an exciting community initiative to provide face coverings to those who need them most in our local communities.

  • 30 Jun 2020
    Diageo Recovery Fund to Support Pubs Across Island of Ireland

    Standing with publicans of Ireland, Guinness today announced a new €14 million fund, called “Raising the Bar”, established to support the recovery of pubs across the Island of Ireland.

  • 25 Jun 2020
    Urgent call for NI businesses to sign Climate Action Pledge

    Business in the Community is leading on a new collaborative campaign – Business Action on Climate – that challenges businesses to take action on the climate crisis

  • 24 Jun 2020
    Ulster Bank Social and Community Capital are launching a £1m Coronavirus Response Fund today Monday 22 June 12noon

    In response to the current pandemic, our Corporate Partners Ulster Bank S&CC are launching a £1 million Coronavirus Response Fund.

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Young Darragh’s class win in virtual sports day initiative

    Over 21,000 children from 871 primary schools across Northern Ireland registered for Healthy Kidz’ Virtual Sports Day, supported by the Henderson Group.

  • 22 Jun 2020
    COVID-19: SPAR stitches up a plan for the Big Community Sew

    SPAR and EUROSPAR NI, NI Scrubs and Business in the Community have come together to create a project to bring 20,000 face coverings to people in communities across Northern Ireland

  • 17 Jun 2020
    Business in the Community and its members call for the NI Executive to take action on Free School Meals

    Business in the Community (BITC) and its members are calling for the NI Executive to take urgent and immediate action for the benefit of children who receive Free Schools Meals to be supported more fully through the summer months.

  • 17 Jun 2020
    CO-Ownership donation ensures vulnerable people get the help they need during COVID-19

    Co-Ownership, Northern Ireland’s shared ownership provider, has made a donation to Extern’s COVID-19 Hardship Fund

  • 16 Jun 2020
    Translink records transport worker experiences during pandemic  

    A nine-part film series showcases the workers keeping NI moving  

  • 11 Jun 2020
    #ProtectThePlanet picture competition winners announced

    Competition judge, BBC TV and Weather Presenter Barra Best, has chosen winners in both categories.

  • 11 Jun 2020
    Moy Park launches £1 Million Community Support Fund

    Charities and support groups can apply for a grant from the Moy Park Community Support Fund which is aimed at supporting and enriching the lives of those in need across its local communities. This new initiative builds on Moy Park’s range of existing and long-established community measures, including charity and educational programmes.

  • 02 Jun 2020
    Asda Enniskillen pulls together to support local care homes

    Community Champion Simon Harron and his Asda Enniskillen colleagues came together this week to support staff at Gran Nursing Home, Millverne Residential Care Home and County Care Home with a donation of facemasks.

  • 02 Jun 2020
    Ulster Bank delivers financial support to businesses behind innovative Hero Shield

    Businesses behind the innovative Hero Shield project to manufacture and deliver much-needed PPE to frontline health workers have secured financial support from Ulster Bank to assist them through the Coronavirus crisis.

  • 02 Jun 2020
    Phoenix helps fuel local scrubs effort

    A group of local volunteers has been given a welcome boost to help them continue their work providing scrubs, masks and gowns for frontline and community use thanks to a donation from Phoenix Natural Gas.

  • 27 May 2020
    Executive urged to prioritise green investment in post-lockdown recovery

    Business in the Community, along with over 40 environmental, community and business groups, has called for the Stormont executive to prioritise green investment to support long-term recovery.

  • 20 May 2020
    Penultimate Community Grants awarded as COVID crisis puts pressure on charities

    Four of Northern Ireland’s charitable organisations have received the penultimate Grants delivered by retailer Henderson Group to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

  • 20 May 2020
    Power NI support gets to the root of local communities

    Root Soup, a catering initiative run by charity, L’Arche Belfast, is one of 43 community groups and charities who have been supported by Power NI’s Community Response Fund set up in the wake of Covid-19.

  • 18 May 2020
    ABP supports Fareshare in UK-wide beef donation

    ABP in Northern Ireland has been stepping up its longstanding partnership with FareShare during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 18 May 2020
    Translink announces more contactless tickets for safer journeys

    Translink has introduced an extended range of new ‘mLink' app ticket options as part of its drive towards contactless ticketing.

  • 18 May 2020
    The Consumer Council raise funds for NHS scrubs

    The Consumer Council is raising money to buy fabric that will be stitched into scrubs for frontline NHS staff.

  • 15 May 2020
    Kilkeel Group receives Grant to help provide meals for isolated and vulnerable

    A local community organisation has received a Grant from Henderson Group which will enable them to provide even more members of the local community with free meals.

  • 14 May 2020
    COVID-19: Business Response Network – meeting community need and changing lives

    Over 400 (404) connections made between business offers of support and schools, charities and local community groups across the UK (30 in Northern Ireland), just 5 weeks after launch

  • 12 May 2020
    NI personalities help Ulster Bank in effort to raise £10million for coronavirus appeal

    Well-known Northern Ireland faces are helping Ulster Bank in an effort to raise £10million for the National Emergencies Trust’s (NET) Coronavirus Appeal.

  • 12 May 2020
    Statement | Business in the Community welcomes the NI Executive’s Coronavirus recovery strategy
  • 12 May 2020
    Ready to Work – Latest research shows NI and GB workers eager to return and ready to accept new safety measures

    Half of employees in the UK are ready to return to work post-lockdown, assuming their employer has the right safety process in place, according to a survey of 2,000 workers by the global legal business, DWF.

  • 12 May 2020
    #ProtectThePlanet picture competition for kids

    BITC is asking your little ones to get creative and draw, paint or make a picture that shows us ways that everyone can step up to protect the planet. Deadline for entries 4 June.

  • 11 May 2020
    Ulster Bank launches card for carers to support vulnerable customers and those in isolation

    Ulster Bank, part of NatWest Group, has announced the introduction of a new ‘companion card’ – a supplement to their existing current account that will enable vulnerable customers and those in extended isolation to give trusted volunteers a way to pay for their essential goods.

  • 07 May 2020
    Henderson Group partnership brings Sports Day back for school children across NI

    Henderson Group and their SPAR, EUROSPAR, ViVO and ViVOXTRA brands have partnered with the successful activity programme to develop Virtual Sports Days, meaning thousands of pupils across the country can compete against their classmates through an app, safely at home.

  • 07 May 2020
    Just 100 days to create healthier habits and happier staff

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI), in partnership with Support to Perform, is encouraging organisations to sign up to workplace wellbeing initiative The 100 Day Challenge – a physical, goal oriented programme that encourages and motivates staff and their families to keep active at this time.

  • 05 May 2020
    Helping Children get Smart with Money

    To help parents with home schooling during the coronavirus pandemic, Danske Bank’s SMART Junior educational resources are now available to download for FREE.

  • 05 May 2020
    HMRC invites self-employed to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus support

    This week, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will start contacting around three and a half million customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to explain the application process and help them get ready to make a claim.  

  • 05 May 2020
    SKILLS MATCH launched: New platform to help businesses share their skills and expertise to benefit society during and beyond COVID-19

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) in partnership with NICVA, and supported by the Department for Communities, is delighted to announce the launch of SKILLS MATCH – a new, online platform that matches business people with projects aimed at tackling social challenges.

  • 05 May 2020
    firmus staff reach out to support vulnerable customers

    In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, firmus energy has used its firmus care service to reach out to more vulnerable customers who may need special support.

  • 04 May 2020
    Lights! Laptop! Action! Phoenix Natural Gas supports local performing arts centre move to the small screen

    A leading local performing arts centre for young people is making the move to the small screen this week as part of a new online resource that has been developed to support, engage and encourage creative talent, with the support of Phoenix Natural Gas.

  • 04 May 2020
    Citi Belfast staff donations fund matched to support communities affected by Covid-19

    Employees of Citi Belfast are taking action to support key workers, people and communities affected by Covid-19 by making donations to The Trussell Trust and The Community Foundation Northern Ireland.

  • 04 May 2020
    Olenick provides help to tackle digital accessibility during COVID-19

    As the world has been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, more people are turning to digital devices for everyday tasks.

  • 29 Apr 2020
    Digital helpers on hand to support people struggling with technology

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI), in partnership with Go ON NI and NI Direct, has set up a text code for people to request support with technology.

  • 29 Apr 2020
    Businesses called to demonstrate their commitment to the environment

    The 2020 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey is now open for submissions. Both the Survey and the small business version are recognised as positive influencers, helping organisations to measure and improve their environmental impacts and publicly demonstrate their commitment to better environmental practice.

  • 23 Apr 2020
    Cleaver Fulton Rankin offers discount to HSC employees on wills through new partnership with Bequeathed

    Cleaver Fulton Rankin has launched a free will-writing service with Bequeathed, which will offer everyone across Northern Ireland an opportunity to secure their loved ones’ futures.

  • 23 Apr 2020
    ASDA NI welcomes Social Care workers to dedicated shopping hour

    Asda stores are celebrating the work of the 38,000 social care workers across Northern Ireland who deliver frontline services to vulnerable people in their own homes, residential care, nursing homes and charitable organisations.

  • 22 Apr 2020
    Mercer launches complementary Financial Wellbeing hub to support companies and their people through turbulent times

    London, 22 April 2020 – Mercer today launched a complementary Financial Wellbeing resources hub to assist employers and their people through challenging times brought on by COVID-19.

  • 15 Apr 2020
    Texthelp provides free access to web accessibility software to support essential COVID-19 communications

    Software company Texthelp is offering free 90-day access to its digital inclusion tool Browsealoud, so organisations can ensure their website is accessible to every visitor.

  • 09 Apr 2020
    Queen’s University leading cell therapy clinical trial to help improve outcomes in COVID-19 patients

    Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are leading a UK-wide clinical trial, offering an innovative cell therapy treatment for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.

  • 09 Apr 2020
    Danske launches outreach programme to support vulnerable customers

    Danske Bank has launched a ‘Check In and Chat’ outreach programme to provide additional support to some of its most vulnerable customers during the coronavirus crisis.

  • 02 Apr 2020
    Covid-19: Business Response Network launched to bring business support to local needs

    As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on towns and cities intensifies, the need to link business support to community need in the right place, at the right time and at the right scale has never been more urgent.

  • 31 Mar 2020
    225 community SPAR, EUROSPAR and VIVO stores are now delivering in your local area

    Following the latest enforcements from the Government to tackle the spread of the virus, the Henderson Group which owns the brands in Northern Ireland is calling for us all to stay at home and use delivery services where we can.

  • 31 Mar 2020
    ABP Angus Youth Challenge Winners Announced on YouTube

    The Northern Ireland operation of the agri-food company ABP turned to YouTube recently to host a virtual awards show for the winners in its skills development programme for teenagers, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

  • 20 Mar 2020
    RESPONSE TO CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE ON UNPRECEDENTED PACKAGE OF SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

    Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community, said: “The Chancellor’s significant economic announcement, along with the other measures introduced by the NI Executive, is welcomed by the business community.

  • 20 Mar 2020
    COVID-19 STATEMENT

    In response to the threat from COVID-19, Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community Northern Ireland, says: “During 2020, the resilience of the economy in Northern Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world will be tested like never before.

  • 19 Mar 2020
    COVID-19 – Taking Action, Supporting Need

    If there is ever a time to mobilise and take action to scale, it is now. The way we and our members come together to focus resource and address the increasingly evident economic and social impact of COVID-19 is exactly why Business in the Community (BITC) exists.

  • 18 Mar 2020
    Guidance for small to medium-sized businesses – COVID-19

    Whilst it is an evolving situation, and it is only one part of being a responsible business during a crisis, BITCNI is urging our members to continue to support their small business networks.

  • 15 Mar 2020
    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

    Your health and wellbeing are important to us.

  • 04 Mar 2020
    ABP renews its Balmoral Show sponsorship for further three years

    The leading agri-business, ABP, has announced a further three-year deal with the Balmoral Show.

  • 04 Mar 2020
    Digital Learning Day offers free support for those wanting to get on the web

    On Thursday 23 April - Digital Learning Day - hundreds of business volunteers will be poised at keyboards in libraries across the country, ready to provide FREE IT taster sessions to anyone who wants to get online for the first time, or those wishing to improve their digital knowledge and skills.

  • 04 Mar 2020
    JP Corry becomes a JAM Card first

    Demonstrating its commitment to customer service excellence, JP Corry is the first builders’ merchants in Northern Ireland to become JAM friendly.

  • 27 Feb 2020
    Local schools turn a new leaf with Phoenix Natural Gas

    Phoenix Natural Gas is helping two Newtownards schools plant seeds of the future in a new partnership project with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

  • 26 Feb 2020
    Bank of Ireland launches ‘Begin Together’ initiative to improve financial, physical and mental wellbeing

    Three year, £2.5million programme will support communities across the island of Ireland

  • 20 Feb 2020
    Creative Industries Event showcases career options for students

    Business in the Community held a Creative Industries Event at BELB Fortwilliam Resource Centre, Belfast, in partnership with the North Belfast Area Learning Community (ALC)

  • 19 Feb 2020
    FinTrU has partnered with ClimateCare to offset carbon emissions with projects that improve lives and fight climate change

    As part of FinTrU’s approach to take responsibility for their impact on the environment, the company has partnered with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare to offset carbon emissions associated with business travel and office energy use.

  • 14 Feb 2020
    Allstate Northern Ireland staff volunteer 10,000 hours with local charities

    Allstate Northern Ireland employees spent 10,403 hours volunteering with local charities in communities across Northern Ireland during 2019, demonstrating the company’s commitment to making a difference for the community, people and environment which it operates in.

  • 13 Feb 2020
    U105 Interview: Being a responsible business makes business sense and is the right thing to do

    Kevin Kingston, CEO, Danske Bank UK and Helen Bowman, Head of Communications, Business in the Community NI, chat to Frank Mitchell about the need for business to take action to be a force for good, and how responsible businesses can be recognised through the 2020 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

  • 12 Feb 2020
    U105 Interview: The importance of business involvement in education

    John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director of Allstate NI, and Adrian Doran, Head of Barclays Northern Ireland, chat to Frank Mitchell on the role business has to play in inspiring young people about their career opportunities.

  • 12 Feb 2020
    Phoenix Natural Gas becomes Dementia Friendly

    Phoenix Natural Gas, Northern Ireland largest gas distribution company, has become the latest organisation to become Dementia Friendly.

  • 11 Feb 2020
    FinTrU announces Kinship Care NI as North West Charity Partner 

    FinTrU is delighted to announce Kinship Care NI as their North West Charity Partner for 2020.​

  • 11 Feb 2020
    ABP & Dale Farm partner in sustainable dairy-beef initiative

    Two of Northern Ireland’s major agri-food businesses, Dale Farm and ABP, have joined forces to launch an initiative aimed at building a more sustainable beef product from the dairy herd.

  • 07 Feb 2020
    Danske Bank publishes 2019 Responsible Business Report

    Danske Bank has today published its second Responsible Business Report, alongside its annual financial results.

  • 07 Feb 2020
    Network specialist Ciena makes a generous donation of £10,000 to the Welcome Organisation

    Network specialist Ciena has made a generous donation of £10,000 to the Welcome Organisation, a Belfast-based charity that supports people affected by homelessness.

  • 07 Feb 2020
    Invitation to tender: 2020 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey

    Business in the Community is inviting tenders for provision of services to support the delivery of the 2020 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • 04 Feb 2020
    Apex Wins Big  

    Apex Housing Association was recognised as ‘Housing Association of the Year’ at the Social Enterprise NI Awards.

  • 04 Feb 2020
    Danske Bank announces charity partnership with Extern NI

    Danske Bank has announced that it will be supporting Extern NI as its new charity partner, with a focus on helping to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable and socially deprived young people in Northern Ireland.

  • 04 Feb 2020
    Ulster Rugby Lines Out with Forth River Primary School

    Pupils at Forth River Primary School scored at a special sports session organised through the Ulster Rugby and Phoenix Natural Gas LineOut Programme.

  • 22 Jan 2020
    Let’s go Off the Rails!

    On Thursday 16 January, representatives from 11 businesses came together at Cancer Focus NI offices to launch the start of the Charity Shops' Challenge.

  • 17 Jan 2020
    ​Climate Change and Carbon Footprint top of the agenda for new Business in the Community Chair

    Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive, Translink, has been appointed as the new Chair of the responsible business network, Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI). The Chair is instrumental in driving the responsible business agenda, encouraging their organisation and others to take positive action to make NI a better place to work and live. The New Decade, New Approach deal focuses on growing the economy, health, education, housing and tackling climate change as priorities of the restored Executive.

  • 16 Jan 2020
    What makes you proud of your business? Enter the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland today

    The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland are open for entries. Eleven categories available in 2020. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 28 February 2020.

  • 11 Jan 2020
    Business in the Community Managing Director welcomes the announcement of the restored Executive for Northern Ireland

    The focus on growing the economy, health, education and housing as priorities are particularly welcome.

  • 09 Jan 2020
    Allstate Northern Ireland joins Give a Hand workshop

    Two hundred senior leaders from Allstate Northern Ireland recently took part in the Give a Hand workshop, led by the mentalist and motivational speaker David Meade.

  • 19 Dec 2019
    Danske Bank announces Christmas gift for Cancer Fund for Children

    Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children has received a £5,000 Christmas charity gift from Danske Bank.

  • 02 Dec 2019
    Texthelp scoops prestigious IIP Platinum Accreditation
  • 26 Nov 2019
    Northern Ireland companies recognised for environmental leadership

    Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at the 2019 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results Launch event at Belfast Harbour Offices on Tuesday 26 November.

  • 15 Nov 2019
    Responsible Business Ambassador for Northern Ireland announced

    Responsible Business organisation, Business in the Community, has announced John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director, Allstate NI as Ambassador Responsible Business in Northern Ireland.

  • 01 Nov 2019
    It’s time to shine when it comes to responsible business – enter now

    Business in the Community is calling on responsible businesses across Northern Ireland to enter the 2020 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

  • 31 Oct 2019
    Volunteers share their skills during #GetOnlineWeek

    Business volunteers spent time in their local communities to support those requiring digital skills and confidence using technology during Get Online Week from 14-20 October.

  • 29 Oct 2019
    ABP wins Farming Life Award for its youth development programme

    The ABP Angus Youth Challenge is an innovative agri-skills development competition for young people living in Northern Ireland

  • 22 Oct 2019
    Coca-Cola Thank You Fund awards €40,000 to community youth projects in Northern Ireland

    2019 marks a major milestone year for the Fund with over €1 million donated to youth groups across Ireland since 2011

  • 17 Oct 2019
    Local organisations supporting older people to enjoy a positive working life

    A consultation involving over 1600 people in Northern Ireland has indicated that people over 40 years of age want more help and advice on planning for the rest of their working life.

  • 01 Oct 2019
    Clean coast volunteers sweep into Newcastle

    It was a clean sweep earlier this week as Phoenix Natural Gas and its construction partner Kier joined forces to take part in a beach clean along Newcastle Strand.

  • 23 Sep 2019
    Work is creating mental health issues for two in five employees

    A report released by Business in the Community (BITC), in partnership with Mercer Marsh Benefits and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team, ‘Time to Take Ownership’, shows that most employers do not acknowledge or deal with the adverse impact work has on employees’ mental health.

  • 12 Sep 2019
    ABP inspires pupils with the chance to win an immersive farm-to-fork skills development experience

    One of UK’s leading agri-food sector employers, ABP, is offering local young people the opportunity to win a comprehensive farm-to-fork skills development experience in an effort to inspire the next generation into the sector.

  • 03 Sep 2019
    Lidl rewards staff with a family fun day Todd’s Leap 

    Angela Connan, CSR Officer, Lidl NI, tells Sam Evans, Business Development Executive, Business in the Community, how Lidl rewarded its staff with an activity packed day to remember. 

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Businesses helping provide a Healthy Summer for local children

    An exciting new partnership between local communities, government and businesses is providing a healthier summer for local children in Northern Ireland.

  • 24 Jul 2019
    Northern Ireland companies committed to further investment in eCommerce

    The first Northern Ireland-wide eCommerce survey has revealed that new investment within eCommerce is becoming increasingly important for business in Northern Ireland.

  • 17 Jul 2019
    Mental health matters to Business in the Community

    Responsible business network, Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) raised a grand total of £8,209 for leading Northern Ireland mental health charity MindWise.

  • 03 Jul 2019
    21,000 young people in Northern Ireland equipped with essential employability skills through LifeSkills created with Barclays

    Over 21,000 young people from across Northern Ireland have taken part in LifeSkills created with Barclays sessions over the past two years.

  • 26 Jun 2019
    Coca-Cola HBC’s launches 2019 #YouthEmpowered programme

    Young people across the country can now sign up for free training and mentoring sessions to improve employability www.youthempowered.ie

  • 24 Jun 2019
    Newcastle Primary School Scores Tour of Ulster Rugby

    Primary seven pupils from Newcastle Primary School got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Ulster Rugby recently as part of a special tour of the Kingspan Stadium and Nevin Spence Museum, hosted by Phoenix Natural Gas.

  • 17 Jun 2019
    Business in the Community Northern Ireland is delighted to welcome seven new members

    Seven new members have joined the responsible business network, Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI).

  • 13 Jun 2019
    DuPont takes part in the Big Shops’ Showdown raising £7k for Cancer Focus NI

    The 2019 Big Shops’ Showdown, organised by Business in the Community on behalf of Cancer Focus, saw a collective £65,084 raised by ten Northern Ireland companies.

  • 06 Jun 2019
    £2m National Lottery funding for older workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

    The National Lottery Community Fund is investing more than £2 million of National Lottery funding on a project to support older people to remain in or return to work in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • 04 Jun 2019
    Celebrations as Danske Bank crowned NI Responsible Company of the Year

    Danske Bank has been named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s 2019 Responsible Business Awards, held in the International Convention Centre in Belfast on Thursday 30 May.

  • 31 May 2019
    Bank of Ireland support for customers as they prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU  

    Francesca McDonagh, Group Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland was in Belfast today and took the opportunity to reiterate the bank’s commitment to supporting local customers as they prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU.

  • 30 May 2019
    Deep RiverRock launches its first 100% recycled bottle

    Proud Northern Irish water brand, Deep RiverRock announced today that every bottle within its PET portfolio will be made from 100% recycled PET plastic[1] from June 2019.

  • 22 May 2019
    Accident Survivors’ Plea to farmers to THINK SAFE at ABP Event

    Agri-food business and Platinum Sponsor of Balmoral Show, ABP, hosted a special event on the first morning of Balmoral for farmer suppliers and industry stakeholders to hear the personal perspectives of two survivors of serious farm accidents.

  • 21 May 2019
    Ten Northern Ireland businesses raise more than £65k for Cancer Focus NI

    The 2019 Big Shops’ Showdown, organised by Business in the Community on behalf of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, saw a whopping £65,084 raised by ten Northern Ireland companies.

  • 14 May 2019
    Workplace visits inspire young coders into a career in IT

    Northern Ireland’s largest IT company Allstate NI are facilitating four workplace visits for primary school pupils as part of Business in the Community’s Time to Code programme.

  • 10 May 2019
    #ResponsibleBusinessinAction: Crowning Responsible Glory

    Heron Bros' Corporate Responsibility work didn’t stop when they won Business in the Community's NI Responsible Company of the Year Award, in fact it has taken on a whole new momentum for them.

  • 08 May 2019
    #ResponsibleBusinessinAction: Irish News feature 8 May 2019
  • 07 May 2019
    Businesses encouraged to participate in free environmental benchmarking Survey

    The Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey has opened for entry and this year includes a Survey option for small businesses.

  • 07 May 2019
    #ResponsibleBusinessinAction: Irish News feature 7 May 2019
  • 03 May 2019
    Make time to make a difference during Volunteer Week 3-7 June

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) and Power NI are joining forces during Volunteer Week, Monday 3 June to Friday 7 June, encouraging staff to volunteer their time and thanking those who have made a difference in their community through the #PowerofVolunteering.

  • 01 May 2019
    ABP inspire the next generation into the agri-food sector

    Integrated agri-business ABP are taking action to address the current skills gap facing the Northern Ireland food and drink manufacturing and processing sector.

  • 01 May 2019
    #ResponsibleBusinessinAction: Irish News feature 1 May 2019
  • 30 Apr 2019
    #ResponsibleBusinessinAction: Irish News feature 30 April 2019
  • 29 Apr 2019
    #ResponsibleBusinessinAction: Irish News feature 29 April 2019
  • 18 Apr 2019
    Businesses encouraged to get online and shout about taking responsible business action

    Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) and SPAR Northern Ireland are encouraging organisations to get involved in Responsible Business in Action, a digital responsible business awareness campaign that runs from Monday 29 April to Sunday 12 May 2019.

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Business in the Community encourages employers to sign-up to the Active Travel Challenge

    Workers across NI challenged to improve their health and the environment by walking, cycling or using public transport for daily commute

  • 28 Mar 2019
    Employment Forum makes an impact in East Belfast

    The Employment Forum/Employment East held a celebration event on 21 March 2019 to thank participants and partners; and to mark the end of the two and a half year project.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    FINAL CALL for entries for the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland 2019

    Business in the Community has issued the final call for businesses from across Northern Ireland to enter the ten categories available for this year’s Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

  • 11 Feb 2019
    Celebrating Safer Internet Day

    Celebrating Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5 February; Leslie Smyth from Department of Finance (centre) with (l-r) Paul McClurg, Bank of Ireland; Ian Stitt, Barclays; Hilary Hanberry, Business in the Community; Craig Swann, Danske Bank; Helen O’Hara, Barclays; Amanda Moore, Halifax and Siobhan Lowe, Ulster Bank

  • 08 Feb 2019
    Celebrating 10 years of ‘saintly’ volunteers across Northern Ireland

    Business in the Community is celebrating 10 years of its employer supported volunteering project Be a Saint Day. More than 150 community and voluntary groups have received practical help from 3000 business volunteers since 2009.

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Companies needed to take on the Big Shops’ Showdown!

    Business in the Community is calling for local organisations in the Coleraine, Ballymoney and Banbridge areas to support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland in a high-powered Apprentice-style volunteering challenge on 12 April 2019.

  • 15 Jan 2019
    Call for NI companies to step forward and be rewarded for their responsible business actions

    Business in the Community is calling on responsible businesses across Northern Ireland to enter the 2019 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

  • 03 Dec 2018
    Top Northern Ireland companies recognised for environmental leadership

    Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at the 2018 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey at Belfast Harbour Offices on Thursday 22 November.

  • 03 Dec 2018
    Local primary schools work together to create unique artwork for display in Belfast International Airport

    Belfast international Airport in partnership with Seacourt Print Workshop, worked alongside four primary schools in the Antrim Area to participate in a print- based Outreach Programme to introduce children to a range of simple but exciting printmaking experiences.

  • 12 Nov 2018
    Help make a difference this Christmas – volunteer!

    Businesses large and small from across Northern Ireland are being asked to join forces and get involved with the 2018 Cares @ Christmas appeal.

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Citywide Employers’ Forum celebrates success with 1,908 people helped into jobs

    Business in the Community hosted a special celebration event at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Wednesday 10 October to showcase the achievements of the Citywide Employers’ Forum as the programme draws to a natural close after 15 years.

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Hundreds of NI employees out in force for #LoveYour Landscape Day

    Over 400 business volunteers from 22 companies rolled up their sleeves and ventured out to the great outdoors on Friday 28 September to take part in #LoveYourLandscape Day – an environmental volunteering initiative organised by Business in the Community, in partnership with Out There Services and NI Environment Link.

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Northern Ireland firms set sights on the future at Responsible Business Summit

    Almost 300 business people from across Northern Ireland gathered at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Wednesday 10 October for a glimpse of the future at the 2018 Responsible Business Summit.

  • 11 Sep 2018
    ABP in Northern Ireland joins Business in the Community at Transformational Level

    Business in the Community, Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business Network, is delighted to welcome ABP to its network as a Transformational Member, as part of its commitment to be one of Northern Ireland’s leading responsible businesses.

  • 31 Aug 2018
    Business in the Community welcomes the Glider

    Business in the Community, Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business Network, welcomes the arrival of the Glider as it officially comes into operation on Monday 3 September.

  • 01 Aug 2018
    Without change, we’ll soon be ringing in Earth Overshoot Day along with the New Year

    Today, 1 August, marks the point in 2018 when we have used up more from nature than our planet can renew in a year. It is known as Earth Overshoot Day and since the 1970s, when we went into ecological overshoot, it has been creeping forward at an alarming rate.

  • 10 Jul 2018
    Local employees encouraged to get ‘Out There’ and #LoveYourLandscape

    Business in the Community, in partnership with Out There Services and Northern Ireland Environment Link, is calling on business volunteers from across Northern Ireland to step outside the office on Friday 28 September and take part in a new environmental action day.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Improving Employability in East Belfast

    More than 90 job seekers attended a ‘mini’ jobs fair at the Skainos Centre in East Belfast on Thursday 7 June.

  • 21 Jun 2018
    Time to Read: Inspiring children to foster a lifelong love of reading

    Volunteers, schools and businesses gathered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast on Monday 4 June to celebrate and recognise the success of Time to Read – a volunteering initiative developed by Business in the Community and supported by the Department of Education.

  • 06 Jun 2018
    Local organisations encouraged to enter NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey

    Businesses in Northern Ireland still have time to submit entries for the 2018 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey. Businesses can apply online at www.nienvsurvey.com. The deadline for entries is Friday 29 June 2018.

  • 04 Jun 2018
    Businesses with links to USA invited to celebrate Independence Day

    Business in the Community, in partnership with National Museums NI, is calling on businesses with links to the US to celebrate American Independence Day by stepping out of the office and volunteer at the Ulster American Folk Park for the day.

  • 28 May 2018
    Responsible business charity new Chair voices congratulations and concerns

    Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business Network new Chair, Moya Johnston, congratulates responsible businesses on their significant achievements and challenges government to break the stalemate

  • 25 May 2018
    Celebrations as Heron Bros. crowned NI Responsible Company of the Year

    Draperstown construction firm Heron Bros. named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s 2018 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland

  • 15 May 2018
    NI businesses raise over £52,000 for charity

    Ten organisations raised a staggering £52k for Cancer Focus NI in a one-day shop takeover challenge

  • 11 May 2018
    Businesses urged to give back to local communities this May

    Business in the Community is calling on organisations across Northern Ireland to get involved in Give & Gain Day, an annual day of employee volunteering which is taking place on Friday 18 May 2018.

  • 30 Apr 2018
    Who cares? Major Equal Lives Survey seeks views from Northern Ireland men and women

    Business in the Community has launched a groundbreaking new project across the UK, Equal Lives, in partnership with Santander UK. The Survey is calling for input from men and women across Northern Ireland as it seeks to explore the organisational barriers and to better define the enablers for men with caring responsibilities.

  • 30 Apr 2018
    Summit on responsible business announced

    Northern Ireland companies encouraged to future proof their businesses

  • 30 Apr 2018
    ‘Futures Guru’ to address HR professionals

    Business in the Community, in partnership with MSC Group, is holding a breakfast seminar for HR professionals to help future-proof their HR practices in an increasingly complex digital climate.

  • 26 Apr 2018
    Northern Ireland’s leading environmental benchmarking process is now open for entries

    The 2018 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey is now open for entries.

  • 27 Mar 2018
    NI employers encouraged to improve workplace inclusion

    Over 150 business people from across Northern Ireland gathered at Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast on Thursday 15 March for the sixth annual Healthy Working Lives Conference to explore the issues and opportunities associated with diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • 23 Mar 2018
    Responsible Business Week (23 – 27 April): Celebrating the ‘brighter’ side of business

    BUSINESS in the Community is encouraging businesses across Northern Ireland to share their ‘good’ business stories during Responsible Business Week (#RBweek) which will take place from 23-27 April 2018.

  • 20 Feb 2018
    Sign up and ‘Be a Saint’ for the Day

    Business in the Community, the responsible business network, is encouraging employers across Northern Ireland to release their employees for a day on Friday 16 March 2018 to help a range of charities through practical volunteering.

  • 15 Feb 2018
    Barefoot Computing project reaches over 40% of NI Primary Schools in first year

    More than forty per cent of Northern Ireland Primary Schools have signed up to an initiative to boost tech literacy in the classroom in its first year.

  • 13 Feb 2018
    Asda Fight Hunger Create Change – our new partnership to help one million people out of food poverty

    We call it ‘Asda Fight Hunger Create Change’ and over the next three years we will invest over £20 million in ensuring foodbanks have the capacity and infrastructure to offer fresh food and much needed support and advice to people in need.

  • 12 Feb 2018
    2018 BT Infinity Lab Awards for SMEs

    7th February 2018: This year’s BT Infinity Lab Awards for SMEs, in partnership with the Cabinet Office and TechHub, are searching for the best digital talent in machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence.

  • 12 Feb 2018
    HMRC focus on Digital Inclusion and Education

    HMRC has been setting high standards in the public sector for their commitment to volunteering.

  • 12 Feb 2018
    Inaugural meeting of the Sustainability Professionals Forum

    Business in the Community newly-formed Sustainability Professionals Forum had its first meeting, hosted by Henry Brothers Ltd at Corrs Corner Hotel, bringing together 15 professionals working in the field of sustainability across various sectors in Northern Ireland.

  • 09 Feb 2018
    Final call for entries! Only two weeks left to enter 2018 Responsible Business Awards in NI
  • 06 Feb 2018
    Northern Ireland school children to benefit from £70,000 boost for mental health promotion
  • 02 Feb 2018
    Improving Employability in East Belfast
  • 18 Jan 2018
    Success for Northern Ireland students at the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
  • 18 Jan 2018
    Celebrating the coders of the future

    Volunteers, schools and businesses gathered at Belfast Harbour Office in Belfast on Thursday 18 January to celebrate the successful completion of Business in the Community’s first children’s coding programme, Time to Code.

  • 15 Jan 2018
    Cash for Kids Mission Christmas – Mission Successful!